Survivors include his father Bobby B.J. Ford and special friend Jan Stinde of Centralia; mother Karen Bolen and fiancé Scott Lee of Centralia; fiancée Christin Wall of Centralia; brother Chad Ford and special friend Ashley Redman of Centralia; nephews Chesney and Ryker Ford; aunts and uncles Gary and Vicki Bolen, Darrell Bolen, Gerald and Connie Bolen, Barbara Bolen, and Roger and Kay Ford; and many cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Blanche and Vernon Bolen, Ruby and Charles Ford.
Mr. Ford was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He had previously worked at Haags Foods in Breese. He loved to golf and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. He was very outgoing and was wonderful with children. He adored his two nephews, Chesney and Ryker.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia with Rev. Buddy Walls and Seth Baltzell officiating.
Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Centralia. Visitation will be 4 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.