Bill Gene Wolford

Published 10:11 pm Monday, January 9, 2017

Bill Gene Wolford, 85, of Gladstone Road, Mocksville, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at Rowan Medical Center.

A native of Ohio, he was born May 4, 1931, the son of the late Ivan Lawrence Wolford and Anna Birdella Wolford. He was the husband of Mae Smyers Wolford and they had celebrated 62 years of marriage on July 24. Mr. Wolford was a retired carpenter by trade and had worked in the home remodeling industry. He had also worked for B&J Salvage Auto Sales. He attended the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall. He had a love for family and enjoyed cars, trucks and building things.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: 4 children, Wanda Bailey (Bruce) of Mocksville, Dale Wolford (Barb) of Mocksville, Michael Wolford (Donna) of Spencer and Mitchell Wolford (Carla) of Mocksville; 4 sisters, Mary Wertz, Marguerite Britton (Bob), Marilyn Ketter, and Shirley McKee (Bob), all of Ohio; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter.

The family received friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 at Davie Funeral Chapel. The celebration of life service followed at 3 in the funeral chapel with Charles Hoose  Jr. officiating. Burial was in Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials: to help offset final expenses to Davie Funeral Service, 416 Valley Road, Mocksville.