Bobby L. Ford

Bobby L. Ford

Bobby-Ford-6-1-16Bobby L. Ford

June 2, 2016

Date of Service: June 4, 2016

Interment Location: Sermon on the Mount Addition


Bobby L. (Bob) Ford, 75 years of age, of Elizabethton, second oldest child born to the late Gurney and Fairy Ford on May 5, 1941, passed away on Thursday, June 02, 2016 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, but lived most of his life in Elizabethton. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his older and dearly loved brother, Carl Ford and a brother-in-law, Ed DeVault.

He is survived by his wife, Jeannette Ford; his step-daughter, Angie Johnson (Sean) and their daughters, Maggie and Mollie; his brothers, Richard Ford (Ruth Ann) of Talbott, Tennessee, Harry Ford (Vickie); his sisters, Emma Rose Snodgrass (Mike), Carolyn DeVault, and Rita Ford, all of Elizabethton, Tennessee; four nieces and one nephew also survive, as well as his two very special friends, Elmer Rehart and J.D. (DeeDee) Stanley.

Bob was a member of the Elizabethton Church of Christ. He worked many years at Jellico Grocery Company (H.T. Hackney Co) before owning and operating his own automotive parts business. He enjoyed working outside.

It was Bob’s request that there be no formal services, however, the family requests your presence to honor Bob and greet his friends, and friends of his family at a memorial service to be conducted at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Elizabethton Church of Christ with Mr. Roby Ellis, minister and Dennis Pierce, assistant minister, officiating. The family will receive friends from NOON until 1:00 PM at the church, prior to the service on Saturday.

Private family graveside services will be observed with burial at Happy Valley Memorial Park.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mountain State Hospice for the loving care given to Bob and his family during his illness.

Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the American Cancer Society, C/O Lou Cooter, 415 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643 in honor of Bob.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the Ford family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.

Happy Valley Memorial Park