Wilbur W. Walvoord, age 89, passed away on May 12, 2016 at his Sabina, Ohio home.
He was born on April 9th, 1927 in Ravenna, Ohio, the youngest of four children of Clarence and Fern (Rogers) Walvoord. He spent his childhood on his parents’ sheep farm in Edinburg, Ohio, and graduated from Edinburg high school with his sweetheart, Marjory Buchanan, who became his wife in 1946. He served as a radio man in the navy during WWII, then graduated from the Ohio State University with a BS in Agriculture and became a lifelong Buckeye fan. He managed several farms in Ohio and, after retiring from farming. When he was 70 years old, he designed and built a beautiful log home where he and Marj lived the rest of their lives. His hobbies were building and repairing clocks and furniture, and, being a farmer, he could fix anything. He solved the crossword puzzles, cryptograms, and jumbles in the daily newspaper and could guess the Wheel of Fortune puzzles long before anyone else had a clue. Although he was quiet and reserved, he always came up with a clever quip. He was a loving and steadfast husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and his absence has left an enormous void.
Wilbur was preceded in death by Marjory (Buchanan) Walvoord, his wife of 59 years, his parents, and two siblings, Roseanne (Roy) Hastings, and Roger (Inabel) Walvoord.
He is survived by his sister, Margaret (Elbert) Steele, sons Wayne, John (Nancy), and Michael (Gloria Roberts) Walvoord, daughters Christine Finch and Deborah Walvoord, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many extended family members.
A memorial service is planned for August 20, 2016, at 1:30 p.m., at the Edinburg Cemetery Chapel (Route 14, Ravenna, Ohio).