William Joe Ford, 79, died Saturday Dec. 22, 2012, in North Vernon. He was a resident of North Vernon.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta I. (Murphy) Ford; four children, Barbara J. Stevens, Glen A. Ford, Robert B. Ford and Connie B. Ford; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildern.
He was preceded in death by his father, Sylvester Ford, and mother, Gladys Roles.
A funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m. today at Jessen Funeral Home, Franklin Chapel, 197 E. Jefferson St., with visitation from 2 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.
Information: 346-6155; www.jessenfuneralhome.com.