Craig Austin Willford, 29, of Rutland

Craig Austin Willford, 29, of Rutland

Craig Austin Willford, 29, of San Deigo, CA formerly of Rutland, OH, passed away unexpectedly Monday, September 16, 2019 at his home.


Austin was born November 6, 1989, at Point Pleasant, WV to Micheal A. Willford and Cheryl Roush Maynard. He was serving in the United States Navy as a Mechanist Mate 2 – Petty Officer 2nd Class.


Besides his mother and father, also survived by: step father Les Maynard; step mother, Bettie Willford; children, Michael and William Willford; sister, Ellie (Ben) Jackson; brothers, Issac (Kelly) Barnett and Kelly Maynard; niece, Madelyn Barnett; nephews, Brady Barnett and Wesley Jackson; grandparents, Charlotte Vanmeter and Beverly and Richard Fetty; aunts and uncles, Ray (Kimberly) Willford, Van (Vickie) Willford, Joe Roush, Beth Roush-Fields, Rodney (Kristen) Roush, Shawn Fetty and family; Jeremy Fetty and family; cousins, Cassady (Rebecca) Willford, Jamitha (Chad) Dodson, Aiden and Allie Dodson, Joshua and Skylar Willford, Christopher Roush and family, Brock Roush, Kelsey Roush, Lauren Fields and Jacqueline Fields. A life long friend, Michael Hudson, a band of brothers Sean Pampel, Dean Olona, Ian Caudill and Josh Garmon and many other extended family and special friends also survive.


Austin was preceded by grandfathers W. Lee Roush, William “Bill” Willford, and Melvin Vanmeter.


Services are Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 4 p.m., at Rutland Civic Center, Rutland, OH with Pastor Chad Dodson officiating. Family will receive friends Sunday from 2 pm till time of services at civic center. The family ask that you wear Ohio State attire or come as you are. Lieu of flowers donations be give to Rutland Vol. Fire Dept., P. O. Box 134, Rutland, OH 45775.

The family being helped by Birchfield Funeral Home, Rutland, OH. Online condolences @birchfieldfuneralhome.com.