Danny James Wilfong, age 78, passed away Monday, September 20, 2021.
Mr. Wilfong was born in Bartow, WV a son of the late Earl and Mabel Collins Wilfong. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served for 9 years as a Corpsman and Operating Room Technician. He also proudly served on the USS Forrestal and at Da Nang during the Vietnam War. Mr. Wilfong was a recipient of the Bronze Star. He worked as a Senior Security Specialist with the U.S. Department of State for 22 years. Mr. Wilfong was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Stafford County, Virginia for many years and attended Christ United Church in Myrtle Beach, SC. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and sitting outside. He especially loved children but hated cats, except for Mr. Daggers. Mr. Wilfong was a fan of all Washington, D.C. sports teams and the West Virginia Mountaineers. He and his wife were frequent visitors of the 501 Eggs Up Grill and were members of the Friday Veterans Group. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by six siblings.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Barbara Banton Wilfong of Conway, SC; one daughter, Leslie Michelle Wilfong (Kathy Smith) of Summerville, SC; one son, Brian Scott Wilfong (Mary Gaughran Wilfong) of Summerville, SC; two grandsons, Hunter Garrett Wilfong and Thomas James Wilfong both of Summerville, SC; two sisters, Linda Travers of Stuart, FL and Delores Kay Jeans of Hollywood, FL; and one brother, Dharl Wilfong of Chambersburg, PA.
Memorial services will be held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel with Rev. Jeff Dunn officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Inurnment will take place at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Virginia on October 8, 2021 at 1:30 pm. Additional services in Virginia will be announced.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Published by Goldfinch Funeral Home - Conway Chapel on Sep. 22, 2021.