Bud Ford, 89, of Elizabethtown, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family two weeks after having suffered a stroke.
He was born in New Albany, Ind. His family moved to Barren Run when he was a child and then to Elizabethtown where he met and married the love of his life, Dorothy Laverne Nall. Except for a few years in West Point, their lives were spent in Elizabethtown where they reared their three children.
A good part of his early working life was spent as a truck driver, first for Brown's Ice Cream Company, and at one point he hauled gold from the U.S. Bullion Depository to the railroad station on Fort Knox. Later, he worked for E-town Paving Company, starting as a laborer, progressing to foreman and then supervisor of the Elizabethtown operation.
He was a member of First Christian Church in Elizabethtown.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Laverne Nall Ford; his parents, Ivan Ford and Bertha Hornback Ford Simpson; and two brothers, Harold Ford and Ed Ford.
He is survived by a sister, Wilma (Robert) Hecht of Wildwood, Fla.; two daughters, Sandra Allen of Elizabethtown and Linda (Charles) Scheimreif of Basye, Va.; a son, Larry (Lois) Ford of Lake Charles, La.; 10 grandchildren, Debra (Stephen) Ellis of Apex, N.C., Michael (Mary) Allen of Elizabethtown, Steven (Diana) Scheimreif of Waldorf, Md., Scott (Kim) Scheimreif, Kelli (Brian) Kitts, and Jason (Jennie) Scheimreif all of Severna Park, Md., Kyle (Chris) Rogers of Louisville, Peter Ford of Louisville, Robin (Derek) Jeter of Frankfort and Daniel Ford of Louisville; 20 great grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at Brown Funeral Home with Brother Stuart Jones officiating. Burial follows in Hardin Memorial Park.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and continues after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Helping Hand of Hope, 141 E. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown, KY 42701.