John Robert Folkrod
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John Robert Folkrod, 88, passed away, Wednesday April 9, 2014 at the Carolina House of Wake Forest. He was born in Salt Lake County, Utah to the late Cyril Folkrod and Constance Bruere Folkrod.
Mr. Folkrod is a veteran of the United States Army and received a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He was a retired Nuclear Engineer from the Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, IL. He has spent the last 8 years in Wake Forest and was a former resident of Palos Heights, IL for over thirty years.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock, Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Folkrod is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia J. Folkrod; children, Jacqueline Boness & husband Darrell of Wake Forest, Robert Folkrod & wife Jane of Libertyville, IL, Cheryl Domenico & husband Joseph of Homer Glen, IL and Barbara Moline & husband Kelly of Poplar Bluff, MO; sister, Connie Olsen of Murrieta, CA; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jane Folkrod of Silver City, NM. He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Ann D. Folkrod; brother, Clinton Folkrod and sister, Marcia Ellis.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions can be made to
- Eastern North Carolina Chapter, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612.
Friends may visit with the family from 12-2:00 PM Saturday April 12, 2014 at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 South Main Street, Wake Forest, NC. (919-556-5811)
Bright Funeral Home
405 South Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587
Published in The News & Observer on Apr. 11, 2014