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Joseph G. Banford

Born: Tue., Mar. 17, 1925
Died: Fri., Mar. 1, 2019


Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 09, 2019
Location: Abbott Family Cemetery


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Joseph Glenn Banford, 93, of Wilmington passed away March 1, 2019 at Ohio Living Cape May.  His wife, Vera Abbott Banford, survives.  Mr. Banford was born March 17, 1925 in Osborn (Fairborn), Ohio son of the late Carl and Grace Hartley Banford.

Mr. Banford drove a school bus while farming in Fairborn.  He then worked 35 years for the Fairborn Post Office.  He was a friend of the Air Force Museum and spent many hours there.  He was active with the Chester Township Fire Dept. and served with the auxiliary for many years.  He was also active in the Sharon United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed traveling, building W.W. II model airplanes, and tinkering with his 1928 Chevy.  He loved laughter and wanted everyone to laugh.  He always had a story to tell.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Banford is survived by two  daughters, Terri (Chuck) Doarn and Tami (Larry) Schirack; three grandchildren, Katie Doarn, Christopher Doarn, and Michael (Choko) Doarn; a great-grandchild, Lincoln; brothers-in-law, George (Betty) Abbott and Steve (Nancy) Abbott; as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.  In addition to his parents, a brother, Harold Banford, and a sister, Thelma Jones Horn, are preceded in death.

Visitation will be Friday, March 8, 2019 from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM, at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South St., Wilmington, Ohio.

Graveside services will be held Saturday March 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Abbott Family Cemetery in Vanceburg, Kentucky.

Gaydos Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gaydosfh.com

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to Sharon U.M.C., c/o Charles Borton, 1137 W. Mount Pleasant Rd., Wilmington, OH 45177 or the Chester Township F.D., 5580 State Route 380, Wilmington, OH 45177.

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