Ricky David Wolford, 55, of Patriot, OH passed away December 24, 2018, unexpectedly at his home in Patriot, OH. 

Born October 5, 1963, at Williamson, KY to the late Barbara Jean Adkins Thacker and Lacy Wolford. He atteneded North Gallia High School, Vinton, OH, he was a automechanic and logger. Ricky married Mary Elizabeth Kozloski at Rio Grand, OH, January 7, 1995 but together since 1992.

Survived by his wife Mary E. Kozloski Wolford, Patriot, OH, sons Eric Wolford and Ricky Wolford, JR, both Of Patriot, OH, step children Sarah Sheets, and James (Megan) Sheets. both of Crown City, OH. Sisters Nina Robinson, Gallipolis, OH, Dona Pratt, Patriot, OH, and Renee Chapman, Ewington, brothers Mike (Chandra) Wolford, Jackson, OH, Don (Lori) Thacker, Jackson, OH, Araon (Carla) Thacker, Gallipolis, OH, Lacy Woodrow Wolford, Vinton, OH, and Charlie Daniels, Vinton, OH. Step Mother Brenda Rollen, Vinton, OH, sister-in-law Sandra Wolford, Hurricain, WV. 7 grandchildren Levi Wolford, James Sheets, Jr, Aubri Johnson, Javen Sheets, Malachi Sheets, JR, Tyler Wolford, and Kiley Wolford. God grandson Elijah Johnson and several nieces and nephews.

Besides Ricky’s parents he was preceded by daughter Jessica Wolford, step son Malachi Sheets, brothers Lacey Wolford, JR, and Shane Wolford. nephew Shannon Wolford, niece Wendy Wolford, great nephew Omar Griffin, and mother-in-law Helen Kozloski.

Memorial Gathering, Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 1 p.m., at Birchfield Funeral Home, Rutland, OH. Family to receive friends from 11 a.m. till time of service Saturday morning. Online condolences @birchfieldfuneralhome.com.