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William "Tonnie" Ford

April 10, 1935 — December 4, 2022


On the afternoon of December 4, 2022 Tonnie Ford passed away peacefully. He was being visited and comforted by family members at Taylor Regional Hospital at the time of his passing. Tonnie was 87 years old.

Tonnie was born on April 10, 1935 in Campbellsville, Kentucky. He was the son of the late Joe and Evelyn Ford

Tonnie was a graduate of Taylor County High School where he was a star basketball player.

He was a Navy veteran and served aboard the USS Hickox.

Tonnie graduated from radiology school in Ashville, NC.

In 1958, he married Vangie Gurganus Ford. They were married for 54 years prior to her passing.

Tonnie was the Director of Laboratory & Pathology at Taylor Regional Hospital where he retired in 1998. He later served on their Board of Directors from 2000 – 2009.

Tonnie professed faith in Jesus Christ and attended Campbellsville Baptist Church.

He was the president of the Sandy Y Social Club where he spent many hours hunting, camping and sharing tall tales and laughs with his friends.

Tonnie enjoyed daily visits to Druthers Restaurant where he and friends drank coffee and swapped stories, gossip, current events and political views.

Tonnie was preceded in death by his wife Vangie Ford and a sister Joan Mann.

Tonnie is survived by two sons: Van and wife Becky Ford, Todd and wife Kim Ford, and honorary son Kevin Dunn all of Campbellsville. He is also survived by four grandsons: Ben and wife Jordan Ford, Steve Ford and Leland Ford all of Campbellsville, Ryan and wife Emily Ford of Franklin. He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren: Zachary Hall of Bedford, Devon Kiskadon, Marine Corps Camp Pendleton, CA, Desmond Ford, Zachary Patton, Hunter Ford, Ethan Ford and Elissa Ford all of Campbellsville, and four great great-grandchildren. He is survived by a brother, Henry Ford of Campbellsville and a host of nieces, nephews friends.

A memorial service will be conducted at the Campbellsville Baptist Church in Campbellsville, Kentucky on December 8th, 2022 at 10 A.M.

with Interment at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens at a later date.

A memorial visitation will be Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 at 5 - 8 P.M. at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

700 Old US 68, Campbellsville, KY 42718

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