OKEECHOBEE - Kenneth E. Ford, 84, died at his home on Saturday, June 18, 2011. Born in Ft. Myers, he was a resident of Okeechobee for 70 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. Kenneth held perpetual membership in the Masonic Lodge. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force. His hobbies included flying, fishing and golf. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Violet Ford; and a brother, Alan Ford. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Gloria Ford; sons, Michael Ford of Okeechobee, Gregory (Amy) Ford of Smyrna, Ga., Mark (Lynette) Ford of Okeechobee; grandsons, Christopher (Jennifer) Rogers of Okeechobee, Jack Ford of Smyrna, Ga., Chase Ford of Okeechobee; granddaughter, Hannah Ford of Smyrna, Ga.; great-grandson, Christian Rogers of Okeechobee; and a sister, Lillian (Cliff) Holcomb of Lilburn, Ga. Visitation will be held at the Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, Wednesday, June 22, 2011, from 5 until 8 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2011, at 10 a.m. with internment following at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Arrangements are under the direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 S.E. 18th Terrace, Okeechobee.
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Published in NewsZapFL on June 22, 2011