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Robert M. Wilford
April 25, 1930 ~ October 9, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Mr. Robert M. Wilford, 93, a resident of Galt, Missouri died at 9:08 A.M., Monday, October 9, 2023 at Wright Memorial Hospital, Trenton, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M., Friday, October 13, 2023 at The Galt Christian Church. Burial will be in Galt West Cemetery, Galt, Missouri.
Open visitation will be Thursday, October 12, 2023 from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Resthaven Mortuary, Trenton, Missouri.
Memorials can be made to either Galt Christian Church or Galt West Cemetery and may be left with the mortuary.
Mr. Wilford was born April 25, 1930 in Gary, Indiana, the son of Delbert and Winnie Martin Wilford. He graduated from Galt High School in 1948 and was a veteran of the Korean conflict serving in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955 and retired from the US Postal Service as a rural letter carrier with 30 years of service.
He lived all of his life in the Half Rock and Galt communities and was a lifelong member of the Galt Christian Church where he taught Sunday School for many years.
On September 24, 1977 he was married to Bessie Myers Tolle by Bro. David Pummill at the Galt Christian Church in Galt, Missouri. She preceded him in death on April 11, 2022.
His survivors include two daughters Cheryl King, Galt, Missouri and Leah Verlene McDonald, Kearney, Missouri; four grandchildren Kathi Brundage, Liberty, Missouri, Brad King and wife Laura, Bryan, Texas, Brett King and wife Ashley, Crowley, Texas, Suzie Morris and husband Jeff, Shawnee, Kansas; twelve great grandchildren Gavin, Sgt. Dalton Olson USMC, Kennady, Alleea, Olivia, Kayla, Noah, Kyler, Mercedes, Jacob, Shawn and Samantha; two great-great-grandchildren Syrus Nathan King and Braxton Geoffrey Bunck.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and a great-grandson Nathan Michael King.