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February 7, 1925 - May 24, 2020
Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort on Friday, May 29, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. where funeral services will be held at 11:00 am with Reverend Jerome Lewis officiating. Full military honors will be accorded at the funeral home.Interment will follow at the WV National Cemetery.
Bernard A. “Jack” Wolford, 95 of Bridgeport formerly of Liberty Addition, passed Sunday, May 24, 2020, at the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility.
He was born in Clarksburg, WV, on February 7, 1925, a son of the late Otis O. and Carrie Jane Tichenal Wolford.
He was preceded in death on March 7, 2017, by his Mildred Irene Coffman Wolford, whom he married on September 8, 1946.
Mr. Wolford is survived by one daughter, Prudence Collins and her husband Donald of Bridgeport; two grandchildren, Donna Ann Collins of Bridgeport, and Deanna Collins Allevato of Stonewood; several nieces and nephews; and four sisters-in-law, Ertha Carder of Shinnston, Louvilla Medina of Spelter, Sandra Gonzalez and her husband Ron of Shinnston, and Aurella Bilyard and her husband Ron of Petersburg.
Mr. Wolford was the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by six brothers, Jim Wolford, John Wolford, Carl Wolford, Ray Wolford, Raymond “Bud” Wolford, and Clifford Wolford; and four sisters, Ada Scott, Martha Stewart, Genevive Wolford and Tacie Wolford.
Mr. Wolford was Sergeant 1st Class Veteran in the U.S. Army where he served during World War II and the Korean War. After his discharge, Bernard worked at Carnation Milk Plant and then in 1946 went to work at B & O Railroad as a fireman. He was then promoted to Engineer with Chessie Railroad. In 1982, he was promoted to Road Foreman of Engineers for CSX and retired in 1985 with 38 years of service.
He was a member of Anmoore United Methodist Church, the VFW Meuse Argon Post 573, the American Legion Post 31, and the Moose Lodge.
Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort on Friday, May 29, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. where funeral services will be held at 11:00 am with Reverend Jerome Lewis officiating. Full military honors will be accorded at the funeral home.
Interment will follow at the WV National Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home