CHARLES DAVID WOLFORD SR., 80, of Ranger, TX
passed away Jan. 23, 2022 after a short illness.
He was born March 31, 1941 to Elizabeth (Betty)
Davenport (RHS-1929) and Charles Ira Wolford in
Ranger. He graduated from Ranger High School in
1959 and attended Ranger College. He was a proud
member of the Ranger Bulldog Football team. "Once
a Bulldog, always a Bulldog". He married Dixie
Mae Durham and they moved to Merced, CA where his
son Charles David Wolford Jr. was born.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father,
sister Annlee Wolford Kim (RHS-1954), and nephew
Christopher Wolford Kim.
He worked as a truck driver and a salesman for
several years before starting his own Vending
Company in Houston, TX. In 1991 he married Gay
Ann Daskevich (RHS-1959), his high school sweet-
heart and the Love of his life. It was a match
made in heaven and they enjoyed 30 joyful and
loving years together. In 2001 they returned
to Ranger and Charles went to work for Edwards
Funeral Homes where he worked until just weeks
before his death.
He never met anyone he couldn't have a conversation
with. He had a sense of responsibility and care
for all those he loved be it family, friends or
coworkers. He will be missed for many reasons but
his clarity, common sense and care for all those
he loved will be chief among them.
He is survived by his wife, Gay Ann, son Charles
Wolford Jr., step-daughter Lorie Westover, grand-
children Chris Johnson and wife Katy, Angie Cross
and husband Brad, & Crystal Westover. Great-grand-
children Cole Cross, Chloe Cross, Emma Johnson,
Tank Johnson, Charli Ann Johnson, & Ally Ann Ewing;
niece Vicki Dullye, nephew David Kim and many dear
friends all of whom were very special to him.