WALFORD, John L., 58, of Bridgeport died Sunday, September 22, 2013, at East Ohio Regional Hospital Martins Ferry.
He was born April 16, 1955, in Wheeling, a son of the late Edwin J. and Margaret G. (Dinsmore) Walford.
He was a former educator for Belmont County, and president of Kirkwood Hobbies. He was a graduate of Bridgeport High School class of 1974, and he loved building and collecting toys.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edwin D. "Dinny" Walford.
John is survived by his loving daughter, Theresa (Joe) Linerode of Bridgeport; grandchildren, Dorothy Johnson, and Joquin Pebble Jr.; a good friend, Lori Vincilione; several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to a celebration of John's life on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Wilson Funeral Home, Brookside. A family funeral will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Private interment will be held at Linwood Cemetery at a later date.
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