Norman Dean Ford Sr.


Norman Dean Ford Sr. 85, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana inpatient facility. Norman was born March 25th, 1937 in Bean Blossom, Indiana. He was the son of Dempsey D. and Edell Rachal Ford.

Norman was a graduate of Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Indiana. He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1966. He married Dorothy May Raber on October 7, 1960 and she preceded him in death on February 6, 2022.

Over the years Norman worked for the Sheriff’s Departments in Bartholomew County and Crothersville in Jackson County. He also served on the White River Township Fire Department and most recently, worked as Head Supervisor of Security at Enkei before his retirement. Additionally, he was a dedicated member of the American Legion for many years.

Norman enjoyed fishing, camping, playing golf, mowing grass, and he especially loved spending time with his family.

Norman is survived by his children, Norman Dean (Jean) Ford Jr., Kevin (Stacy) Ford, Belinda Ford, and Tracy (Ray) Bundy, all of Columbus; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and life-long friends Elbert “Chris” and Sheila Christian.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy; his son, Shannon D. Ford; brothers, Morris, Hilbert, Thurston, and Richard Ford; and sister, Evelyn Thrall.

A funeral service for Norman will be held Saturday, September 24 at 10 a.m. at Myers-Reed Chapel. Burial will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery. Friends may gather for visitation on Friday, September 23 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and from 9 am to the time of service on Saturday. Memorial Donations in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Myers-Reed Chapel is assisting the Ford family.