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George E. Wolford, Casey County, KY (1921-2012)
He was a giant figure in South Central Kentucky. He was a native of Adair County, KY, and a graduate of Lindsey Wilson College and attended UL Speed Scientific School. He was a US Navy Signal Corpsman veteran. He was a founder of Wolford Bros, he brought cable television to Liberty, was instrumental in bringing the first radio station to Liberty, and was a founding member of Westside Christian Church. He was an early apple grower, and a founder with Marion Murphy and others of the Casey County Apple Festival and built the oven for the world famous 10 foot apple pie. He was a founding member of the Casey County Industrial Board. His marriage to the former Dorothy Beard endured a remarkable 66 years. He leaves 12 direct living descendants. He was Liberty Fire Chief for 12 years. The department will serve as an honor guard at services remembering him
George E. Wolford, age 90, of Liberty, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2012, at the Casey County Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 1pmET/12pm noon CT, Monday, July 16, 2012, at Westside Christian Church, 966 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY with Bro. Marty Shackleford officiating. Burial will follow in Casey County Memorial Gardens with military funeral honors by the Casey County Funeral Squad and the US Navy Color Guard. Visitation will be from 5pm-8pmET/4pm-7pmCT, Sunday, July 15, 2012, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with the Liberty Fire Department standing as Honor Guard. Visitation will also be after 11amET/10amCT, on Monday, July 16, 2012, at Westside Christian Church.
Pallbearers will be Liberty Fire Department Firefighters. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Bryant, Garnett "Snake" Sweeney, Marion Murphy, Gerald Wethington, and Board Members of Westside Christian Church.
George E. Wolford, Casey County, KY (1921-2012)
Born Saturday, September 10, 1921, in Adair Co., KY, he was a son of the late Milburn V. and Claudia Goode Wolford. He died Friday, July 13, 2012, in Liberty, Casey County, KY, at the age of 90 years, 10 months, and 3 days.
He was a founding member, elder, and Sunday School teacher at the Westside Christian Church. Mr. Wolford obtained a 2 year degree from Lindsey Wilson College and also attended the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering. He served his country in the Signal Corps and the US Navy, serving over 2 years in Hawaii.
Mr. Wolford with his brother Malcolm established Wolford Brothers in 1948, where he was a master plumber and master electrician. He was responsible for bringing Cable TV to Liberty in 1952 and also instrumental in bringing the first radio station to Casey County. Mr. Wolford was a 1st class radio engineer, he served as Liberty Fire Chief for 12 years, member of the Casey Creek Masonic Lodge #536, served on the Casey County Hospital Board, and was a founding member of the Casey County Industrial Board.
Mr. Wolford was an early apple grower in Casey County. So in 1975, Mr. Wolford, Marion Murphy and a group of others founded the Casey County Apple Festival. Mr. Wolford also built the large oven used to cook the World Famous 10 foot apple pie. He was a Cub Scout Master, a Boy Scout Master, an innovative gardener, and an avid woodworker. He loved playing music and gospel singing and was in various music groups over the years. He enjoyed traveling and has been to all the US States and Canadian Provinces and various other international destinations.
Survivors include his dear wife, whom he married on October 9, 1945, Dorothy Beard Wolford, and the following:
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Westside Christian Church, 966 Campbellsville St., Liberty, KY 42539.
Arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, and guestbook available at www.McKinneyBrown.com.
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