Reverend Hollace A. Ford, age 79, Jonesborough, went to be with the love of his life Betty and walk hand in hand with Jesus, Sunday, April 27, 2014.
Rev. Ford was born in Washington County on October 14, 1934 and son of the late Thomas Nelson “Boots” & Cleo Catherine Ford. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Ford, two brothers, Blaine Ford and Abijah Ford and two sisters, Phyllis Smith and Barbara Bare.
He had served as Pastor at Hawthorne Church of the Brethren for 33 years. He was a very compassionate husband, father, brother and minister.
Rev. Ford retired from Kennametal Corporation and as a minister of the Church of the Brethren.
He was a United States Army Veteran, having served in Germany and France.
Survivors include sons and daughter Wes Ford and wife, Cindy, Sheila Blair and husband Jack, Craig Ford and wife, Benita, Jerry Ford and wife, Trina; grandchildren Anthony Ford, Ashley and husband Kevin Kemp, April Ford, Carrie and husband, Travis Davis, Duana Vance, Jacqueline and husband, David Carle, Tereina and husband, Travis Duncan, Aaron Ford, Matt Ford and wife, Mary Beth, and Ben Ford; great-grandchildren Makayla, Kamryn, Nathaniel, Damien, Brayden, Trace, Hailey, Rylan, AJ, and Eli; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jacob & Evelyn Ford, Smyrna, TN, Ray & Bertha Ford, Johnson City, Dennis & Joan Ford, Gray, Dale & Joyce Ford, Jonesborough and Mike & Jan Ford, Jonesborough; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Collins, Johnson City, Donna & Chuck Barnes, Lilburn, GA and June & Tim Gibson, Kingsport; brother-in-law, Curtis Rhudy and wife Mary Jane and sister-in-law, Linda Wise; and several nephews and nieces.
The family would like to thank his special friends at Broadmore Assisted Living and NHC Rehabilitation Center for their loving care.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 PM Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at New Hope Church of the Brethren with Reverend Russell Payne officiating. Interment service will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Ford, Matt Ford, Aaron Ford, Ben Ford, Jeff Murr, and John Swonger. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Hawthorne Church of the Brethren: Don Hale, Ralph Stephens, Dale Ford, and Todd Blair.
Condolences may be sent to the Ford family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821