Derek Wolford, 1994-2019
Last updated 5/22/2019 at 12:15pm
Derek Nathaniel Wolford, aged 24, passed away at his home on Friday, May 17 in Lake Wales, Florida.
He was born on July 8, 1994 in Winter Haven to Dewey and Wendy Wolford. He was employed by Bald Peak Colony Club in Moultonborough, NH. He attended Lake Wales High School and Job Corp in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was a member of Impact Church in Lake Wales.
Derek loved listening to all genres of music, playing drums with his band mates, cooking, and helping his Mimi and Poppaw do odd jobs. His respectful and caring nature always made people feel special and loved.
He is survived by both his mother Wendy Wolford Edwards of Varney, WV, his father Charles Dewey Wolford of Lake Wales, his sister Hannah Naydine Wolford of Lexington, KY, his paternal grandparents Bronson and Birdie Wolford of Lake Wales, and his maternal grandmother Betty Noe of Cedar Grove, TN, He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ronnie Ross Noe of Cedar Grove, TN.
He will be deeply missed and will never be forgotten by his family and friends. All family, friends, and others whose lives Derek touched are invited to Impact Church, 1201 Burns Avenue in Lake Wales, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 to reminisce, grieve and celebrate his life.