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Ricky William Ford

November 3, 1953 — June 8, 2023

Wooton, Kentucky

Obituary for

Ricky William Ford

Ricky William Ford, age 69 of Wooton, Ky husband of Maelene Baarda Ford, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2023 at his residence.  He was born November 03, 1953 the son of Jeri Ford and the late Bobby Ford in Hartford, Ky.

Ricky was a truck driver by occupation. He also worked at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tn as a Cardiac Monitor Technician.

Rick enjoyed his Humvee, his guns, and all things military related. He also had a love for Christ and often volunteered at the church. Rick was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his father, Ricky was preceded in death by sisters-in-law Cherylee Baarda Edgin and Rachelle Baarda.

He is survived by his wife Maelene Ford of Wooton, Ky, his mother Jeri Ford Darnell and husband George Darnell of Beaver Dam, Ky. His niece Janessa Melton (Arthur) of Wooton, Ky, and their sons Brandon Melton (Fiance Adriana Hernandez) and Justin Melton of Wooton, Ky. He also leaves surviving a brother-in-law Scott Edgin of Wooton, Ky and a host of other relatives and friends.


A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12:00 noon on June 24th, 2023 at the First Baptist Church in Hazard, Kentucky.

The family has entrusted Wolfe and Sons Funeral Home to carefully handle all of the arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ricky William Ford, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church (Kentucky)

560 Main Street, Hazard, KY 41701

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