Rev. Thomas E. Wolford

Rev. Thomas E. Wolford

BROOKVILLE: The Rev. Thomas E. Wolford went home to be with the Lord on September 14, 2013.

He was born in 1925 in Mansfield, Ohio. He graduated from Mansfield High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wittenberg University in 1947 and continued on to receive a Masters of Divinity from Hamma Divinity School, now Trinity Lutheran Seminary. He served in the U.S. Navy. He pastored several congregations in Ohio including St. Luke, Marietta; Trinity, Findlay, Westwood, Dayton and Shiloh, Lewisburg.

Pastor Wolford is survived by his wife Charlene Bonslett; children, Kathryn Wolford Barrett and Andrew J. Wolford; grandchildren, Jennifer Barrett Bloch, James Barrett, Nathan Wolford and Elizabeth Wolford; great grandchildren, Brody Wargel and Amy Bloch.

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Richard; and his parents, William and Alma Wolford.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 19, at North Riverdale Lutheran Church, 45 Kurtz Ave, Dayton, OH 45405. Bishop Suzanne Dillahunt will preside over the service, Pr. Doug Jacobs will offer the eulogy and Pr. Monte Stevens will be the liturgist.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Dayton.

Arrangements entrusted to Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, Vandalia.

Funeral Home

Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home - Vandalia
139 S. Dixie Dr. Vandalia, OH 45377

Published in the News Journal on Oct. 17, 2013