Gerald A. Wolford (Jerry/Gerry), age 88, most recently of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Lake
Placid & Sebring, FL and originally from Huntington, WV passed away on Wednesday,
February 23 rd after a 10-year journey with vascular dementia.
Gerry was born on February 5, 1934 in Huntington, WV to the late Berlin T. Wolford and
late Ethel M. Carter. He was proceeded in death by sister June Harrah, sister Carolyn
Deardorff and son Stacy Wolford.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Floy Ann Templeton Wolford, daughters Kelle
WolfordCasto (Mike Casto), Cheryl Cannizzaro (Michael), Becky Babcock (Calvin). Gerry
had five grandchildren Colton, Kenna, Brandi, Chase and Ryan along with several great-
grandchildren. Other surviving family members include brother John D. Wolford (Donna),
plus several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Gerry was a 1951 graduate of Huntington High School where he played sports and a
lifelong supporter of Marshall University. His career spanned many years in sales and
numerous business ventures where he built lifelong friendships. He retired from Florida
Mining leading an outstanding sales team in the western FL district.
Gerry enjoyed fishing, golfing and entertaining as past times and was an active member of
Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Sebring, FL.
The family would like to thank the staffs at Brookdale Memory Care and Home Instead in
Wilmington, NC for their loving care over the last three years. A special thanks to caregiver
Tanya Self who assisted during his entire time in Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 3115 Hope
St, Sebring, FL 33875. Condolences may be sent to the home at 3001 Newkirk Ave,
Wilmington, NC 28412. No service will be held.