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