Wendell R. Ford, 80, of Saluda, NC, died Monday, June 22, 2009 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC.
Born in Akron, OH, he was the son of the late William Ralph and Thelma Starcher Ford. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Herschell Ford.
He was an Army veteran who served during the Korean Era. Before retiring in 1989, he was a manager for Bell South in Charleston, SC for 36 years. He had resided in Henderson County since 1995 and was a member of the American Legion Post 77 in Hendersonville and the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Saluda, NC.
He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Wood Ford of Saluda; his sisters, Diane Crosier and husband, Frank, of Akron, OH, and Judith Anspaugh and husband, Stephen, of Indianapolis, IN; stepson, Robert Weckbacher of Mt. Pleasant, SC; step-grandson, Joseph Weckbacher and wife, Stacie, of Charleston, SC; step-great-granddaughter, Abigail Grace Weckbacher; brother-in-law, Martin Wood and wife, Sandra; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3 PM Thursday, June 25, 2009 at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Saluda. The Reverends Paula Morton and James Crowther will officiate. A reception will follow the service in the Parish Hall. Burial will be at Akron, OH, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, or to the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, PO Box 275, Saluda, NC 28773.
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009
Time: 3:00 pm
Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Saluda, North Carolina
Reception will follow the service in the Parish Hall of the church.
Burial will be at a later date in Akron, Ohio.