In Loving Memory

George "Bud" W. Ford

George "Bud" W. Ford

July 5th, 1920 - March 9th, 2019


Wednesday, March 13th, 2019   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

First Christian Church,
202 East 12th Ave,
Emporia Kansas 66801


Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 12:00 PM

First Christian Church,
202 East 12th Ave,
Emporia Kansas 66801


Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery,
2000 Prairie St,
Emporia Kansas 66801


George "Bud" W. Ford, of Emporia, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Holiday Resort. He was 98.

George was born July 5, 1920 in El Dorado, Kansas to George Washington and Artie Mae (Whittington) Ford. He was a Master Sergeant in the Army serving from 1940 to 1946 and was part of the China Offensive working in Supply and Maintenance. He returned and married the love of his life, Ruth Brown on March 18, 1951. To this union were born 4 children. He loved to work with wood and play golf. He retired as a rural mail carrier in Reading, Kansas in the late 1980s. He had a great love for his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

George is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Mike Ford; and siblings, Phyllis Thomas, Patricia Williams, and Donald Ford. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ford; daughter, Jean and Ron Gould; sons, Tom and Elaine Ford, Pat and Anita Ford, and Mike's wife, Kathy Ford; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the First Christian Church, with the funeral service to follow being officiated by Reverend Lorraine Bailey, concluding with the graveside service at Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church.


  • Tue, Mar 12th, 2019 at 11:51 PM

    I have known George Ford for around 5 years. My late wife, Vel, and I sat behind George & Rose,
    and their Son and Daughter-in-law. It was always an enjoyable experience. We were each easy to
    talk to. I am glad I got to see George one last time around a month ago, as I was an Elder and was
    with First Christian Church's Elders at the quarterly service by First Question. I noticed how he
    thoroughly enjoyed singing the hymns. The world was a better place with George Ford. Heaven will
    be enhanced. I have and will miss George!


  • Tue, Mar 12th, 2019 at 3:20 AM

    So sorry for your loss. My mother Irene Marshall and George were high school friends. I know my
    mother enjoyed seeing George at the Reading High School reunions. I'm so glad they got to see each
    other in 2016 in Reading. Love and prayers to your family at this time. Marsha Cobb

    Marsha Cobb, Texas

  • Mon, Mar 11th, 2019 at 1:20 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed George when he attended National Active and Retired
    Federal Employees chapter meetings in Emporia. He was fun to visit with. I will always remember
    his friendliness. Thoughts and prayers to you all at this time.

    Rita Dawson, Lebo, Kansas

  • Mon, Mar 11th, 2019 at 12:52 AM

    We’re so sorry for your loss, hugs & prayers to your family....Love, Larry & Charla

    Charla Adams, Reading Ks

  • Sun, Mar 10th, 2019 at 3:48 AM

    Uncle Bud, you will be miss,your family from Utah loves you and Aunt Ruth we
    will meet again, say hi to Grandma,we miss her too.

    Ron Ford, Willard,Utah

  • Sat, Mar 9th, 2019 at 10:58 PM

    You are finally meeting Jesus face to face. You are loved and willed missed. Say hello to
    my mom and tell her she is still missed. Till we meet again in heaven God bless
    you my friend.

    Howard, Emporia

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