Carl G. Willeford age 74, of Union City, Ohio passed away at 3:01 PM on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at his residence. Carl was born May 3, 1942, in Camden, Ohio to the late Walter & Mary (Sunderman) Willeford.
Carl is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara (Journay) Willeford whom he married April 15, 1972; children, Anita & Duane Smith of Eaton, Carla & Jeff Eck of Farmersville and Jason & Joy Willeford of Saratoga, Indiana; grandchildren, Cole Johnson of Eaton, Kyle Johnson of Eaton, Brayden Smith of Eaton, Chloe Eck of Farmersville, Olivia Eck of Farmersville, Abby Willeford of Saratoga, Indiana, Andy Willeford of Saratoga, Indiana, Austin Willeford of Saratoga, Indiana, Brian & Tesha Smith of Eaton, Devin & Taylor Smith of Eaton and Trey Smith of Eaton; great-granddaughter, Victoria Smith; brothers & sisters-in-law, Fred & Linda Willeford of Camden and Jim & Patty Willeford of Camden; sister, Berty Elliott of Camden; mother-in-law, Waneta Journay of New Weston; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Carl was also preceded in death by his brothers, Adolph, Ben, William, George, Edward, Joseph, Robert and Paul Willeford; sisters, Minnie Gingerich, Rose Costello and Mary Anna Surguy; brothers-in-law, Loren Elliott, Charles Surguy and Lloyd Gingerich; sister-in-law, Eileen Willeford; and father-in-law, Richard Journay.
Carl served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a retired farmer and factory worker. Carl was a member of the National Rifle Association.
A celebration of Carl’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Garden in Darke County with full Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com