A memorial service is planned for Saturday at 1 p.m. at Union City Baptist Temple. His nephew, Michael Loften, will preach the memorial.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
He was the son of the late Michael A. and Ethel L. (Bing) Ford. He is also survived by his wife, Kathy Ford; two sons, Billy W. Ford and Michael Ford; two grandchildren; three sisters, Wanda Tanner, Debbie Pollick and Janet Ford; four nephews; and five nieces.