Willie M. Ford Jr.

September 10, 1949 - December 12, 2021

09/10/1949 - 12/12/2021

Willie M. Ford Jr., 72, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021, at Wheeling Hospital

He was born September 10, 1949 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of the late Willie M. Ford Sr. and Elizabeth Terry Ford.

Willie was a 1967 graduate of Bellaire High School. He went on to pursue a career as a coal miner for the former Shoemaker Consol Mine where he worked until his retirement. As a young man, he enjoyed weightlifting, arm wrestling and playing flag football with the Bellaire Outlaws.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Ann Spencer Ford in June of 2020, three siblings; Belitia, D’M, and Flavious Ford.

Surviving are his children, Myla Ford, Roman Ford, Chrisetta Olson, Kenley Ford and Kara Ford, Siblings; Stephen, Tanara (Toni), Francesca, Quinn, Levin, Ozend, Terry, Vashit, and Ritheen, ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, OH

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Eugene Badia
1 year ago

Your Dad and I were very good friends in school and remained close forever. Regrettably we were unable to keep as close in the later years because of work but I know we always thought about each other. take care and stay in touch always.

Ciardelli Tim
1 year ago

Willie Ford a Wonderful person, we graduated in ‘67, stayed in contact every week at the post office. He was very proud of his family and very satisfied of how his life turned out. He was a man with a smile. Keep Smiling. Your friend Tim

Curtis Feller
1 year ago

One of my favorite people in Bellaire RIP my Brother

Nancy M Veres (Senyk)
1 year ago

Sympathy to Willie’s Family. We grew up together and first met in first grade. Stayed friends and always talked about the old memories of growing up. He was always happy to see and talk to all his friends. He was a special person.

Norman Cooper
1 year ago

Worked with Willie at Shoemaker Mine. He was always a good friend. Will be sadly missed.

Jeanie Reed
1 year ago

Willie, you were such a good inspiring man and will be deeply missed by so many. What a loss to all who loved him. He loved his family and always talk of his grandkids. What a sweet soul. R. I. P. Willie

Jo Ann Balwanz Dietrich
1 year ago

I am so sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. We started first grade together and we’re forever friends. My sympathy to his family.

Rich & Shari Hamilka
1 year ago

My sincere condolences. Willie was a great guy. Who made his rounds he will be truly missed.

James e Riley
1 year ago

RIP my friend

Lance E Clifford (Lanny)
1 year ago

Shock and sadness. Willie was a high school classmate that always had a smile to share with everyone. We always enjoyed talking and “catching up” at class reunions. I will sincerely miss my long time friend. Prayers for Willie’s family. We lost a good human being. Rest In Peace Willie.