Clifton E. Wolford

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Clifton Eugene Wolford, Sr., 78, of Bedford, died Wednesday, February 28, 2018. He was born in Bedford County on August 5, 1939, a son of the late Joseph Daniel Wolford and Alice Johnson Wolford. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his daughter, Tina Wolford; and a son, Clifton Eugene Wolford, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Shela Edwards Wolford; daughter, Sylvia Wolford; step-son, Jeff Kernen; grandchildren, Jamie Medeirof (Justin), Christopher Wolford (Kathleen Vassar), Jacob Claytor, Jessica Ross (Chad), Joseph “Jody” Wolford (Sian Bennett), Autumn Wolford, Cody Kernen; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Bennie Wolford (Myrtle); sister, Virginia “Jennie” Wilson (Melvin); father-in-law, Rodrick Edwards; sisters-in law, Gayle Hamrick (Les), Dana Overstreet (Wayne); brothers-in-law, Tony Edwards (Judy), Robin Edwards; and several nieces and nephews. His beloved pets were Zeus, Patton, and George. Cliff never met a stranger and leaves behind many friends who loved him. Cliff proudly served in the United States Navy from 1957-1961 aboard the DDR-715 as GM3. He loved his country and his flag remaining very patriotic throughout his life. After his discharge from the service he sought employment at the Rubatex Corporation where he worked for forty years until he retired. Having served as a volunteer at the National D-Day Memorial, he was then hired as a Site Specialist and worked there until 2007. Cliff worked as a volunteer at the Bedford Fire Department. He was a member of Bedford Christian Church. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Elks, VFW, and the NRA. He enjoyed wood carving, target practice and taking long rides on the back roads to see how many deer he could spot. He really enjoyed going to visit Cleopatra the camel, which he did almost daily. She was always looking for him anticipating the feast of cabbage and carrots. A Memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 9, at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut St., Bedford, with Rev. Rick Dellinger officiating. Family will receive friends from 6:00 â€" 7:30 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please condsider a donation to the National D-Day Memorial. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2018
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