In memory of
Earl Willford Jr. SOMERSET: Earl Willford Jr., 92, of Somerset, died Wednesday morning January 11, 2017 at his residence. Earl was born January 15, 1924 in Portland, Ohio, the son of the late Joseph Earl and Olive Sarah Rummer Willford. He was a member of the Somerset Church of Christ and a former member of West Rushville Church of Christ. He was a civilian mechanic for the Army during World War II. Earl worked in the oil fields for most of his life, holding various titles and the most recent being Oil Leasing Agent. Earl recently worked for The Village of Somerset. He is survived by three daughters, Lynda (Tom) Kaffenberger of Somerset, Brenda (Ron) Gleason of Junction City and Rhonda Downour of Rushville; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Betty Dillon and her loving family of Logan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Clarice L. Willford (2005); a brother, Leroy Willford and a sister, Corene Price. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset where services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday with Doug Oakes officiating. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 16, 2017 in Success Cemetery in Meigs County. www.bopethomasfuneralhome.com
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