Cicero Wilber “CW” Ford, 96, passed away Friday, March 13, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born September 24, 1923 in McHenry, Kentucky to the late Elijah M. Ford and Cora Bell Burton Ford. Mr. Ford retired from TVA and was of the Baptist faith. He served in the United States Army during World War II earning the Philippian Liberation Medal, Bronze Service Star, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and Army Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Ford married his late wife, Anna Belle Jones on March 3, 1948 and they enjoyed 52 years of life together. He was an avid UK fan and loved farming.
Aside from his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Ford; twin daughters, Donna Kaye Ford and Delores Faye Ford and eight siblings, Elijah Ford, Charles Ford, Byron Ford, Harlen Ford, Arbie Deuser, Louva Medley, Dolly Best and Mary Lee Roberts.
Mr. Ford leaves behind to treasure many memories, thirteen children, Billie Jean Goode of Mt. Vernon, Indiana, Phillip (Dorothy) Ford of Beaver Dam, Anna Lois Perry of Columbia, Tennessee, Ellen Ball of Hartford, Patricia (Ricky) Greer of Hopkinsville, David (Betty) Ford of McHenry, Brenda Geraldine Perkins (Will Shelby) of Owensboro, Sherry (Jerry) Hinton of Cromwell, Wanda (Keith) Ballard of Henderson, Cicero Neil (Jeanie) Ford of Providence, Rachel (Jerry) Callaway of Lynnville, Indiana, Eric Ford of Covington, Tennessee and James (Pam) Ford of Centertown; twenty-eight grandchildren, fifty great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM March 17, 2020 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky with Rev. Lealin Geary officiating. Burial will follow in Echols Cemetery in Echols, Kentucky with full military honors by Ohio County Honor Guard. Friends may visit with Mr. Ford’s family 4-8 PM Monday and from 9 AM until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.
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