He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Spalding (Jodie) Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Mattingly Ford, brothers Joseph Spalding (Joe Joe) Ford, Jr., Benedict Abell (Ben) Ford, Francis Harold (Curly) Ford, Robert Mattingly Ford, and one granddaughter, Olivia Sue Ford.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Ellen Rice Ford of Lebanon, two sons, David Leo (Jennifer) Ford of Calvary, Kevin Glenn (Ellen) Ford of Lebanon and Tammy Lynn (Rick) Wilson of Campbellsville.
Also surviving are siblings, James (Nancy) Ford of Louisville, Lawrence (Barbara) Ford of Mount Washington, Mary Vuncannon of Louisville, Virginia Green of Holy Cross, Kathleen (Harold) Young of Lebanon, and Dorothy (Mike) Riggs of Calvary; two sisters-in-law, Linda Ford and Rita Ford of Calvary; seven grandchildren, Emily Ford, Benjamin Buckman, Sarah Jane Ford, Eric Wilson, Robbie Wilson, Connor Wilson, Aidan Wilson; two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Bosley Funeral Home, Lebanon, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday May 4, 2022, at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, Calvary. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Connor Wilson, Aidan Wilson, Steve Green, Michael Ford, Mike Ford, Larry Ford, Jodie Riggs and Matthew Riggs. Honorary pallbearers will be the Calvary Store Breakfast Bunch.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Olivia Ford Scholarship Fund, Mass of the Air or Hosparus.