William "Bill" L. Ford, Sr.

October 1, 1951October 10, 2021

William “Bill” Lenox Ford, 70, of Swansea, SC passed away on October 10, 2021.

He was born on October 1, 1951 in Osaka, Japan. Bill was the son of the late Ret. Major John Allison and Rubie Bramble Ford.

Bill is survived by his wife, Jennifer; sons, William L. Ford, Jr. (Amy) of Lexington, Brian Ford (Jessica) of Gilbert, Wayne Crews (Samantha) of Gaston; grandchildren, Elizabeth Ford, Callie Ford, William “Trey” Ford III, Brison Ford, Madisyn Ford, Michael Ford, Destiny Crews, Jadan Crews, and Kaitlyn Crews; brother, Ret. Lt. Col. John Ford; sisters, Susan Craft and Kathy Tesar (Curt). He was predeceased by his parents and grandchildren, Peyton and Britton Ford.

A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel, 820 West Dunbar Road, West Columbia, SC 29170. Visitation will be after the service. The service can be viewed via livestream on Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel's Facebook page.

Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel is assisting the family.


16 October

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

Caughman-Harman Funeral Home

West Columbia Chapel

820 West Dunbar Road
West Columbia, South Carolina 29170

Once you are on the Facebook page, shortly before the appointed service time, the livestream will begin. If you do not see the livestream on your screen, you may need to refresh your screen or scroll down the page to see the livestream.
16 October

Visitation following the service

Caughman-Harman Funeral Home

West Columbia Chapel


William "Bill" L. Ford, Sr.

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Patricia Rabon

October 13, 2021

Thinking of you all during this difficult time, Bill was a great husband, and father. Sending prayers and much love your way.

The Rabon’s

Tom & Margaret Graves

October 12, 2021

We recall working with him on our new church building, cutting down trees at our home (he volunteered to help us), and playing golf with him at Hidden Valley over the past three years or so.

We'll miss your smile, and your willingness to lend a helping hand anytime we needed it. We'll also remember fondly the good times and the laughter we enjoyed with you over the past years.

Your friend, fellow Christian, and golfing buddy (Tom)
We loved you both, and will miss you. We'll be here for Jennifer anytime she needs us.

Heidi McCartha

October 12, 2021

Mr. Bill was such a great man and will be missed! Prayers for all of the family!