Brian Ford, 58

Brian Lee Ford, 58, of rural Roann, died at 11:55 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Lagro.

He was born March 27, 1959, in Wabash, to Basil Floyd and Marjorie B. (Trice) Ford.

Brian was a 1977 graduate of Northfield High School and attended Ohio State University.  He was a millwright, retiring after 32 years.  He married Tilly Bedwell at the Dora Christian Church in rural Lagro on February 29, 1980.  He was a member of the Indiana Brotherhood of Carpenters & Millwrights Union Local 1029.  Brian enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, 4-wheeling, golfing, gardening, and watching sports on television.  He especially loved his grandkids. 

He is survived by his wife, Tilly Ford of Roann; three children, Adrian (Amy) Ford of Huntington, Michael (Lorelei) Ford of Pierceton, and Elizabeth (Shawn) Calhoun of Roann; eight grandchildren, Danielle Clark, Kaitlyn Ford and Brianna Ford, all of Huntington, Anna Ford, Gavin Ford, and Emmalyn Ford, all of Pierceton, Maximus Calhoun and Jasmine Calhoun, both of Roann; brothers and sisters, Stephen (Debra) Ford of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Elaine Widdifield of Fort Wayne, Keith  (Pam) Ford of Wabash, Denise Sheetz of Warsaw, Indiana, and Rhonda  (Dan) Carr of Wabash; and his mother-in-law, Betty Bedwell of Wabash. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Kurt Snyder officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for Brian may be signed at


Posted on 2018 Jan 29