Melvin Woodford, Jr.
Saturday
18
August

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Wright Funeral Home
220 N Walnut St.
Philippi, West Virginia, United States
(304) 457-2121
Sunday
19
August

Visitation

8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Wright Funeral Home
220 N Walnut St.
Philippi, West Virginia, United States
(304) 457-2121
Sunday
19
August

Visitation

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Mt. Olive Rd.
Philippi, West Virginia, United States
Sunday
19
August

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Mt. Olive Rd.
Philippi, West Virginia, United States

Obituary of Melvin Woodford, Jr.

Melvin R. Woodford, Jr., age 90, a resident of Good Samaritan of Barbour County and a former resident of Philippi passed away Wednesday August 15, 2018.  Melvin was born January 3, 1928 in Philippi a son of the late Melvin Roy Woodford, Sr. and Gladys (Sinsel) Woodford.  Surviving is sister, Carolyn (Woodford) Waddell and companion Guy Gribble

 

Nieces, Melanie Hoffman and husband David, Jamie Burke and husband Joe

 

Nephews Thomas Beatty, Stephen Beatty and wife Angela

 

Great nephew, Aaron Burke and wife Lauren

 

Great-nieces, Allison Burke King and husband Travis, Rachel Beatty

 

Great great-nieces Linnea King, Elliana King and Molly Burke

 

Special friend, Jane Fike and husband Gary

 

Melvin was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Beatty Wagner, and Barbara Stewart, two nephews, Tim Swanson, and Michael Beatty

 

Melvin retired as a foreman from WV Department of Highways with 26 years of service, he also worked in the maintenance department for AB College for eight years, and was an avid farmer for many years.

Melvin served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was in the 47th Infantry Division.  He was past noble Grad of I.O.O.F and also Tygart Valley Encampment. Melvin was a lifetime member of the D.A.V Grafton Chapter #24, American Legion Post #44.  He was also a member of the Democrat Committee, Mt. Olive Baptist Church where he served as Trustee, Deacon and was Sunday School Superintendent for several years, he was also a trustee for Mt. Olive Cemetery.  Melvin was a graduate of Philippi High School class of 1947.

 

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Saturday August 18, from 4-8 pm and on Sunday August 19th from 8-11 am.  Melvin will be moved to the Mt. Olive Baptist Church to lie in state from 12- 2 p.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm with Dr. Richard Kiley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery with Military rites being accorded.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church.  

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