Joseph F. "Joe" Wolford

Born: Sun., Feb. 26, 1939
Died: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Tue., Dec. 04, 2018
Location: Stout & Son
Russiaville Chapel

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Tue., Dec. 04, 2018
Location: Stout & Son
Russiaville Chapel

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Joseph F. “Joe” Wolford, 79, Kokomo, passed away at 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo.  He was born February 26, 1939, in Howard County, to Edna Pearl (Wolford) Slavey.  In February of 1957, he married Carolyn M. Hendricks, and she preceded him in death on February 21, 2007.

Joe attended Kokomo High School and worked at Continental Steel for 26 years before retiring.  He was a former member of the Eagles, the F.O.P. and the Steel Workers Union #2958.  He loved his grandkids and enjoyed following all of their activities.

He is survived by his children, Ronald L. (Melanie) Wolford, Steven R. (Sandra) Benzinger, Rickey Wolford, Regina D. (Jonathan) Ashby, Terry (Victoria) Wolford and Betty Jo (Chuck) Chilcott; grandchildren, Christopher Wolford, Jacob (Janell) Wolford, Jared (Shianne) Wolford, Amanda (Jesse) Crow, Megan Wolford and Sara Benzinger; great-grandchildren, Hadley Wolford, Harlow Wolford, Bodhi Wolford, Greyson Wolford and Emberlee Wolford; siblings, Jerry (Cindy) Slavey, Carolyn (Randy) McKay, Debbie Landrum, Mary Ann (Don) Adams and Pat (Mark) Spaulding; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Carolyn Wolford, he was preceded in death by his mother; son, Nickey Wolford; two grandsons, Cody Smith and Jeremy Bitner; and three brothers, John Slavey, Walt Wolford and Jeff Slavey.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, with Kathy Eslinger officiating.  Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made in Joe’s memory to Riley Children’s Hospital.  Messages of condolence may be left online at

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A. Marie Casey, formerly of Marion
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
My condolence to the family & friends of Joseph Wolford. May you find comfort in the promise at Revelation 21:3-5. Jehovah God guarantees that He will soon eliminate sickness, death & sorrow for all mankind.
May God’s word & prayer help you to endure each day, as we await the fulfillment of his promises!