Wilford Ford, 87, formerly of Huntsville, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, in a local health care facility in Chattanooga.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie Lee and Elizabeth Ford; brother, Charlie Ford; and sister, Ruby Rodgers.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Ford; daughter, Jacqueline (David) Jones of Marietta, Ga.; sons, Wilford Bernard Ford of Chattanooga, Cedric; (D.L.) Ford of Richmond, Va., and Shannon (Stephanie) Ford, Sr. of Chattanooga; seven grandchildren; sister, Hazel Otey of Meridianville, Al.; and a host of nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and friends.
Wilford will lie in state on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home.
A family service will follow at noon in the chapel with Pastor Ernest Jefferson as the eulogist.
Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.