Fred Wolford

Obituary of Fred Vernon Wolford

Fred Vernon “Skip” Wolford, age 87 of Wytheville, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020. He was the son of the late Allen Reed & Nettie Mae Irvin Wolford and was born on January 29, 1933 in the Greasy Creek section of Wythe County. Skip was a United States Army Veteran and a retired VDOT Employee. Skip was preceded in death by his wife, Ocela Ann Grinnell Wolford, infant daughter, Freda Annette Wolford; brothers, Clayton, Reed and Willis Wolford, sisters, Myra Sayers, Thelma Tarter and Elizabeth Kincer. He is survived by his sons & daughters-in-law, Allen L. & Lynn Wolford of Wytheville, Arlis V. & Angela Wolford, of Abingdon, Aaron D. Wolford and Emily S. Lawson of Bland; grandchildren, Ann Wolford, & Fiancé Mike Willis, AJ Wolford, Aubree Ocela Wolford, W. Alex Wolford, Aaron Drake Wolford, Amanda Muise and spouse Chris, Nathaniel Hayes and spouse Ashley and five great grandchildren; three sisters, Audrey Riggle, Zelma Tarter and Vivian Worton; a brother, Danny Wolford; special friend, Patsy Saferight and adored second family, Angeline and spouse, Jim Lloyd, Selena Roark and Mason Roark; several nieces, nephews and extended family. Funeral service will be held 11 A.M. Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Grubb Funeral Home with Reverend Ted Anders and Reverend George Hamm officiating. Interment will follow in the Galilee Church Cemetery where the American Legion Post #9 will conduct military rites. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at the Grubb Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers contribution can be made to the Mt. View United Methodist Church in the Cove or the First Christian Church in Wytheville. Online condolences can be sent to the family at The Wolford family is in the care of Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville, VA.