Wilbur E. Ford, 71, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at the Suwannee Valley Care
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Center (Haven Hospice). He was born in Lake City, Florida to the late Ashley and Susie (Robinson) Ford and remained here all of his life. He owned and operated A & B Construction for a number f years doing residential and road construction. He was a loving husband, father, grand and great grandfather who
enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, watching racing, and Florida Gator Football. He was a faithful member of The New Beginning church where he was a Senior Deacon.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Robert Ford.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 52 years, Lillie M. (Norris) Ford; sons, Tim (Renee) Ford, Bobby (Donna) Ford, and Rocky (Lisa) Ford; daughters, Quinn Ford, Patricia (Ray) Ford, Debbie Whorley, Diane (Mike) Avery and Fran (Donnie) Cole; brothers, Alford Ford, Ronnie Ford, and Quinton Ford; sister, Allene Hall; 19 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Friday,
November 9, 2012 at The New Beginning Church with Pastor Ulis Taylor officiating.
Interment will follow in Siloam Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held Thursday evening, November 8, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 South U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City, Florida 32025, (386) 752-1954 is in charge of arrangements. Please leave words of love and kindness for the family at
Published in Lake City Reporter on Nov. 8, 2012