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Dec. 20, 1944—Jan. 19, 2016 Henry Claude Ford, 71, of Fairfield Glade, TN, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. He was born Dec. 20, 1944, in Crossville, TN, son of the late Dewey and Nancy (Crabtree) Ford. Henry worked for the railroad and was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his sons, Claude Ford Jr. (Elsie), Timmy Ford (Anita) and Dewayne Ford; daughters, Lisa Smith (Michael) and Victoria Martin (Wayne); brothers, John Ford and Alvin Ford; and sisters, Mary Taylor and Ruby Thomas, both of Anderson, IN. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Della Faye Ford; brothers, William Ray Ford, Jody Ford and Clayton Ford; and sisters, Stella Mae Phipps and Carrie Martin. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at 10 a.m. with Bro. Richard Rollins officiating. Interment in Crossville City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Howard, Richard Howard, Tony Phillips, Charlie Holding, Darrell Redwine, Rick Myers and Tyler Martin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Bilbrey Funeral Home to assist with service costs. Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  January 25, 2016
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