John Robert Folkrod, 88, of Wake Forest, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Carolina House of Wake Forest. He was born in Salt Lake County, Utah, the son of the late Cyril Folkrod and Constance Bruere Folkrod.
Folkrod was a veteran of the U.S. Army and received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois. He was a retired nuclear engineer from the Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill. He has spent the past eight years in Wake Forest and was a former resident of Palos Heights, Ill., for more than 30 years.
Folkrod is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia J. Folkrod; children, Jacqueline Boness and husband, Darrell, of Wake Forest; Robert Folkrod and wife, Jane, of Libertyville, Ill.; Cheryl Domenico and husband, Joseph, of Homer Glen, Ill.; and Barbara Moline and husband, Kelly, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; sister, Connie Olsen of Murrieta, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Jane Folkrod, of Silver City, N.M. He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Ann D. Folkrod; brother, Clinton Folkrod, and sister, Marcia Ellis.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 12, 2014, in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial was in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association-Eastern North Carolina Chapter, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, N.C. 27612.
Online condolences may be made at brightfunerals.com.
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