Paul R. Wolford

Paul R. Wolford


Paul Randall Wolford, 85, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 1992, at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt, Iowa.

Paul, the son of Charles and Mary (Trimble) Wolford, was born December 31, 1906 at Harrisonville, Missouri.  He moved with his parents at an early age and graduated from Garner High School.  Mr. Wolford established the Britt Hatchery and was united in marriage to Virginia Minor in November of 1942 at Waukegan, Illinois.  The couple made their home in Britt.  Paul served with the United States Navy during World War II and following his discharge he returned to his hatchery business.  In 1968 he was appointed as manager of the State Liquor store in Britt and held that that position until 1974.  He continued working part time until retiring in 1980.

He was member of the Britt Congregational United Church of Christ, the Masonic Lodge, the Rotary Club and the Britt American Legion.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Virginia who passed away on October 25, 1985 and a brother.

Survivors include two sons: Bill of Madison, Wisconsin and Bob and his wife Darla of Longview, Washington; six grandchildren: Allison, Ben, Andrew, Paul, Philip, and Jacob; a brother Lester of Williams, Iowa; three sisters: Margaret Cushman of Kalamazoo, Michigan; Violet Harris and Charlotte Coleman both of Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

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