Wendell R. Ford

April 11, 1929 - June 22, 2009
Wendell R. Ford

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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.


Thursday, June 25, 2009
12:00 AM

Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Saluda, North Carolina - Directions
72 Charles Street
Saluda, NC 28773

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  • June 24, 2009
    vella pace says:
    Once again I am so sorry for your loss and pray you may find some solace in the fact that Wendell died very peacefully in no pain.

  • June 24, 2009
    Betty Ford says:
    Betty & Family, You all are in our prayers and thoughts. Jerry & Linda Underwood Bell South Friends

  • June 24, 2009
    Sam and Linda Justus says:
    Dearest Betty and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers of love and support are with all of you. May God comfort you and give you peace. Love and Prayers, Sam and Linda Justus

  • June 24, 2009
    shannon mellard bowman says:
    Ms.Betty, I am so sorry for your lost. I remember as a little girl dad would take us to your house and Mr.Wendell would always have the pool ready for us to jump in. He was a wonderful, kind man and will be missed. Love and prayers.

  • June 24, 2009
    Bob & Carolyn Porter says:
    Betty You have our deepest sympathy. We are very sorry for your loss