James H Wolford (Bud) passed away at home in Red Wing on November 8, 2020. He was born in Coalton, West Virginia. His family moved to Northeast Ohio where he grew up when he was 7 yrs old. He graduated from High School in Cortland, Ohio. He was drafted into the army & served from 1966 through 1968. He then went to a 4 year Carpenter Apprentice Program on the GI bill. He married Melissa J. Ralston in August of 1969.
He is survived by Melissa and their 3 sons: James Eric (Cork), Benjamin Tate (Stephanie Freemark-fiancee) and Barton Ralston. He also has granddaughters Carleen Wolford (Elle Adams) and Clara Wolford (Corey Beste) and great grandson Kai James Wolford Beste. His remaining siblings are Joanne Mixon, WV and Bobby Wolford, Oklahoma. He has many nieces & nephews.
There will be no services. Bud was cremated and will be returned to special places in his life.
The family would like to especially thank nephews Chuck & Bill Shreves who, in times of trouble allowed Bud to lean on them.
Any memorials may be sent to the Environmental Learning Center, 442 Guernsy Lane, Red Wing, Mn 55066