Ford, Robert "Rob"

Robert “Rob” G. Ford, age 66, passed away at 3:19 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Mercy Health Lourdes.

Rob was a member of St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church and a member of the Knight of Columbus #1055. Rob was a graduate of Murray State University where he was a member of the ATO Fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Class of Fall '73. He was chairperson for the Paducah Special Olympics Basketball Tournament for over 20 years. Rob loved spending time at the lake and the good times he had boating and camping with family and friends. Rob loved people and enjoyed being a volunteer specifically at church and around the community. He enjoyed yard and handy work, taking pride in keeping his and others' yards and homes looking their best.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Rachel Talmage Ford of Paducah; two daughters, Hilary Ford of Louisville, KY and Hailey Nolan and husband Patrick of Louisville, KY; two brothers, Skip Hawkins and Gerald Ford both of Marion, KY; two grandchildren, Audrey Nolan and Brady Nolan; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Loice Ford & Georgia McDowell Ford and step-mom, Mary Helen Ford.

A graveside memorial service will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Father Bruce McCarty officiating.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

Contributions can be made to Knights of Columbus #1055, 3028 Jefferson St. Paducah, KY 42001 or to Centerstone Foundation-VRS, 902 West Main, West Frankfort, IL 62896.

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Published 12:00 AM, Friday Jul. 31, 2020
Updated 04:08 PM, Friday Jul. 31, 2020

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