John Henry Wolford, 83, of Blacksburg, VA died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. He was born on a farm near Osgood, Indiana on June 11, 1936 and was the son of Maria (Thielbar) and William Wolford.He is survived by his sister, Patricia (Wolford) Brown, and his brother, Ben Wolford. John is also survived by Anne (Kinsel) Wolford, the lady of his life, his daughters, Joanne Wolford of the Netherlands and Lara Schiefelbein and her husband, William, and his grandchildren Evelyn and Noah Schiefelbein of Georgia. John graduated from Osgood High School and attended Purdue University and Michigan State University where he received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees. He served academically at Michigan State University, University Of Maine, and Virginia Tech in extension, research, teaching, and administration. John’s family was his pride and passion and his career was dedicated to the land grant philosophy. Per John’s request there will be no services. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.