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Hampton C. Ford

March 24, 1950 – April 29, 2021

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Owens Funeral Svcs; Chapel
104 Green Chimney
Ashland, Va 23005
Monday 4-8pm
May 10, 2021
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St James Baptist Church
14482 Old Ridge Rd,
Beaverdam, VA 23015
Tuesday 12pm
May 11, 2021

Hampton Cornelius Ford Sr, 71, peacefully transitioned to glory surrounded by love. On Thursday, April 29th, 2021. He was the son of the late Roy L. Ford Sr. and Dorothy M. Ford, born March 24, 1950.

Hampton grew up in a house filled with love alongside his siblings. The oldest of which Doris Fell (Frank) who referred to him as her “black baby”. Also remaining are Roy Ford Jr. (Regina), James Ford, Patricia Dabney (David), Ernest Ford (Vanessa), Carolyn Ford, and stepsister Teressa Ancarrow (William). He was preceded in death by his brother, Steve Ford. Hampton also had many nieces and nephews. Which he loved dearly.

His memories will forever be cherished by his devoted wife Susan M. Ford, with whom he shared a union of 40+ years. Within those beautiful years, they had 3 children: Robert L. Ford Sr. (Allyson), Carolyn M. Gonzalez, and Karen Gibson (Odell). Before that time Hampton also had Hampton C. Ford Jr., Todd Anderson, Lauretta Smith (Randy), Amy Anderson, Kevin Anderson (Jill), and Chris Anderson. He was blessed with a gang of grandchildren and great-grandchildren which he loved and cherished dearly.
Hampton’s fondest memory was the moment he laid eyes on his future wife. It all began when he walked into the store at just the right time, as they were just getting ready to close. He strolled in to return a can of tuna that went bad. As the manager went to get a replacement the young Hank saw that as an opportunity to make his move and with doing so, he asked Susan on a date. Shortly after the two had their first child and were married on December 1st, 1978.

Hampton was a man of many trades, to name a few he was a skilled mechanic, welder, and heavy equipment operator. Along with these Hank was a devoted servant of God. He gave his life to Christ at an early age at St. James Church, where he enjoyed listening to the Sunday sermons.

Hampton was admired by many. He was well known for his beautiful smile and charming personality. Hampton C. Ford was a devoted and loving son, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He truly will forever be loved and missed.

"Over 24 Years of Proven Personal Experience Serving this Community."