Thomas Bernard Ford known around town as Barney has passed away. He was 67 years old. He was born on July 5, 1953 in Laredo, Texas the son of Thomas Donley Ford and Juanita Eloise Magee Ford. Raised in an Air Force family, they moved around quite a bit. Barney graduated Del City High School in 1971. He worked as an aviation machinist for many years.
He enjoyed hunting squirrels and rabbits with his shotgun and was fond of deer rifle season. He had plans already to take a buck this season. While he was out stomping around the woods, he enjoyed hunting for morel mushrooms . You need a keen eye and a good sense of nature to find any and he always did. Barney fished. He fished for bass, crappie, catfish, any of them. He would fish standing on the bank or in a boat. He would fish day or night. He just loved to be out on Kaw lake with a pole in his hand. He felt a kinship with wolves and collected Tomahawks.
He was preceded in death by his father, son Thomas Edward Ford and 17-year-old best friend Duke the dog.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother Juanita Eloise Magee Ford of Georgia, son Christopher Ford and his wife Amanda of Mulvane, KS, daughter Wendy and her husband Andrew Pelz of Derby, KS, son Matthew Ford and his wife Janean of Succasunna, NJ, Grandchildren: Jordan Ford, Shelby Ford, Jacob Brown, Wesley Ford, Caleb Brown, Valerie Ford, Callie Ford, Hunter Pelz, Landon Pelz, Kinzie Pelz, and Gulliver Ford, great grandson James Flynn, brother Jerry Ford and nephew Dolan Ford both of Georgia.
Graveside services in the care of Grace Memorial Chapel will be held at the Grandview Cemetery on Kaw City of Thursday, October 8, 2020 beginning at 2 p.m. Pastor Thomas Francis will officiate.
Condolences may be written at www.gracememorialchapel.net