Virgil Wolford, 96, of Dryfork, passed away March 21, 2020, at Garrett Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 21, 1924 in Dryfork, a son of the late Robert and Florence Wolford.
He is survived by four children, Cathy Rummel and husband, Larry, of Belington, Shirley Wolfe and husband, Jim, of Nutter Fort, Ron Wolford and wife, Brenda, of Dryfork, and Don Wolford and Tammy, of Dryfork; six grandchildren, Nicole Painter, Steven (Stacy) Wolford, David Wolford, Michael Wolfe, Jenna Wolfe and Travis (Sarah) Rummel; nine great-grandchildren, Jacob and Camryn Painter, Dakota and Reilly Wolford, Elijah and Logan Wolfe, Olivia Rummel, Margaret Rummel and Grant Rummel; and two great-great-grandchildren, Calla and Laya Brown.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Twila Simmons Wolford, whom was the love of his life. They were married in Red House, Maryland on Nov. 15, 1946. They had celebrated 70 years of marriage. Also preceding him in death one son, Terry Wolford; three brothers, Harry, Tom and Gordon Wolford; and four sisters, Elsie Bryant, Ella Wolford, Daisy Vandeventer and Lois Paxton
Mr. Wolford was a graduate of Davis High School. He worked as an auto mechanic for Meyer Motor Sales from 1946-1973 and in 1973 he began teaching auto repair at the Rubenstein Center where he retired in 1995.
After retirement, he was very active in his community and delivered meals for several years for the Harman Senior Center. He was a past president of Flanagan Hill Development Corporation and served on the board of directors for Tucker County Senior Citizens. He was a member of the Harman Church of the Brethren. He was a 65-year member and past treasurer of the Davis IOOF Lodge 103.
He loved spending time with his family and friends, attending Flanagan Hill Outpost, and frequent visits to Allegheny Restaurant.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Flanagan Hill Development Corporation, po box 21, Red Creek, West Virginia 26289 or the Harman Church of the Brethren, po box 1, Harman, West Virginia 26270
Due to the recent Covid-19 virus, there will be private services held for the immediate family. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for all to attend and celebrate Virgil’s life.
Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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