Kenneth Burton Ford

May 26, 1942December 1, 2012

Kenneth Burton Ford, 70, of Madison Heights, passed away December 1, 2012. He is survived by his wife, of 27 years, Joyce Stratton Ford. Born May 26, 1942, in Lynchburg, he was a son of the late Lawrence Burton Ford, and Louise Witt Ford. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Maria Ragland, and Janice Banton; and a brother, Lawrence D. Ford. Mr. Ford was a United States Navy veteran. He was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church, and of the American Legion. He was retired from Progress Printing, and was a founding member of the Little Mountain Boys Blue Grass Band. Survivors also include five children, Cynthia Mayberry and husband David, Christy Moyers, and Sandee Patton and husband Dale, all of Madison Heights, Carrie Christine Pillow and husband Lynn, of Evington, and Kenneth Scott Ford and wife Miranda, of Rustburg; siblings, Minor P. Ford and wife Blanche, of Lynchburg, Shirley Smith and husband Mike, and Jeanie Blankenship, both of Lynchburg, Theresa Ford, of Monroe, DeRonda Graybell and husband Joe, of Madison Heights, Dennis Ford, of Monroe, and Donald Ray Ford and wife, of Lynchburg; grandchildren, Kyla Mays, Miranda Hill, Jessica Hill, Morgan Word, Brandi and David Pillow, Troy, Curt, and Arminda Patton; special niece, Tiffany Wells and husband Justin, and Georgia; special friends, Edith and Calvin Vest, the Little Mountain Boys, and their wives, numerous other special nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Faith Baptist Church, by the Rev. Brian Hudson. Interment will follow in Briarwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12-1:00 p.m., one hour prior to the funeral service, on Wednesday, at the Church and at other times at the residence. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Faith Baptist Church.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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December 6, 2012


Kathy Truslow

December 5, 2012

Joyce & Family,
My prayers & thoughts are with you during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed!!!!

Margaret Logwood

December 5, 2012

Bill and I were so sorry for your loss of Kenny. We enjoyed talking to the two of you at Dudleys just a couple of weeks ago. I remember when he played for get togethers at Grace Baptist Church in the group "The Poison Oak Boys"(LOL)with Wayne Reid, Bill Hudson and Charles Beasley (I think). He will be greatly missed but we know that he is in a better place and we will see him again. Keep on traveling with the Little Mountain Boys. That's what he would want for you to do.

Ray & Margaret Ellington

December 5, 2012

Ray and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Kenny was a wonderful person and
we all will miss his smiles and jokes.
Please let us know if we can help you
and your family in any way.

Robby & Michelle Dawson

December 5, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. We pray that God's unfailing love will embrace each one of you and that through people God sends your way each of you will feel the love of God.

Darnelle Williams Pugh

December 5, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

December 5, 2012

My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time. He is in a better place now making beautiful music with the angels.


marie carwile

December 5, 2012

My deepest sympathy to Kenneth's family. I have known him since we were all young and always thought alot of him. I don't believe I ever saw him that he didn"t laugh about something. I will miss running into him at Walmart. May God give you comfort and laughter through the happy memories I know you all must have of him.

Mary Cash

December 4, 2012

Joyce,we are so sorry to hear about the passing of a wonderful man.Ken held a special place in our hearts after working with him so many years,he really knew how to put a smile on your face weather just being in his presence or just listening to many of his jokes.May the Lord continue to Bless you and your family during your time of sorrow.

Friends from Progress Printing
Mary Cash
Kevin Massie

Jay Barringer

December 4, 2012

Joyce, sorry for your loss. Ken will be greatly missed around the Church.