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James Lewis "J Lou" Ford

April 20, 1927 ~ July 28, 2018 (age 91)

James Lewis “J Lou” Ford, 91, of Horse Branch, went to his Heavenly home on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was born on April 20, 1927 in Whiting, Indiana to the late Claude and Artie Mae Grant Ford. J Lou was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II and was a member of Beaver Dam Church of Christ. J Lou was a man of many trades, he was a candy salesman, a farmer and truckdriver; woodworking was his passion and he came to enjoy dancing in his later years.

Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Imogene Renfrow Ford; his second wife, Alma L. Ford and three brothers, C.J. Ford, Doug Ford and Felix Ford.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his two children, Donald (Charlotte) Ford of Beaver Dam and Bennie (Sam) Sandefur of Horse Branch and two brothers, Harry Ford of Floyds Knob, Indiana and Gerald “Pill” Ford of Louisville. J Lou was blessed with seven grandchildren, Kim, Dawn, Kristy, Misty, Jamie, Heather and Ryan; one step-grandson, Chad; sixteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam with military honors provided by the Ohio County Honor Guard. Friends may visit with Mr. Ford’s family from 4-8 P.M. Tuesday and 9 A.M. until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online messages of condolence may be left for the family of James Lewis “J Lou” Ford by visiting his memorial tribute at

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