Donnie Wynne Wolfford
Donnie Wynne Wolfford, 68, passed May 31, 2009 surrounded by his family and loved ones.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Br. Jeff Bell of Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Orange.
Visitation for family will be from 5-6 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. for friends Tuesday, at the funeral home.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Christine (Abrego) Wolfford; son and daughter-in-law, Derek Wolfford and Kelley Norris of Nashville, Tenn.; son, Patrick Wolfford of Orange; and grandson, Hunter Cole Wolfford; brothers, Darrell and Tommy Wolfford, both of Orange and Carlton Wolfford of Vidor.
Mr. Wolfford was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis and Ruby (Burch) Wolfford; brother, Delton Ray Wolfford; and sister, Mary (Wolfford) Henry.
Donnie was born in Orange on Nov. 3, 1940 and lived a very full life; always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone that was in need. He was a member of Cove Baptist Church and was part of its original construction as a teenager. He worked for Levingston Ship Building for 19 years and retired from Houston Ship Repair in 2003. In retirement, he enjoyed fixing things around his and everyone else’s home, entertaining with stories about his youth, and spending time with his fishing buddy, grandson Hunter Cole Wolfford, who was his pride and joy.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Darrell L. Wolfford, Dennis Wolfford, Michael Wolfford, Bobby Wolfford, David Abrego, and Vince Abrego. Honorary Pallbearer will be Robert Smith.
His family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations should be made to The Cove Baptist Church Rebuilding Fund.