Ronald K. “Ron” Ford
October 31, 1953 – August 1, 2022
On Monday, August 1, 2022, Ronald K. “Ron” Ford, resident of Henrico, VA passed away at the age of 68.
Ronnie was a loving and remarkable son, brother, and uncle. He worked hard and played harder. He was devoted to friends and family and could often be found cruising on his Harley and enjoying life to its fullest. Ronnie will be remembered by his friends as the life of the party and by his family as the fun-loving rebel with a sparkling smile; full of laughter, and the warmest, best-smelling hugs.
Ron was preceded in death by his father, Howard Lawrence Ford. He is survived by his mother, Thelma C. Ford; his brothers, Howard L. Ford, Jr. (Larry) (PA) and Donnie Ford and his wife Joyce (VA); his nephews and nieces, Lisa (DE), Daniel, and his wife, Danielle (PA), Douglas, and his wife, Christy (MI), Melissa, and her husband, Ben (AL), and Kimberly, and her husband, Alex (VA). and his great-nephews and nieces, Roman, Evan, Allisyn, Autumn, Kaitlyn, and Isabella.
A visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 7 at Affinity Funeral Service 2720 Enterprise Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 8, at Affinity Funeral Service Chapel. Interment will follow at Westhampton Memorial Park.
Memorial gifts may be made to Ridge Baptist Church.
Ronnie was the best! Who do you call for help, Ronnie! Ronnie would say he was the black sheep of the family. Well if Ronnie was the definition of A black sheep and then we need more black sheep. Anybody need help Ronnie was there.
I knew Ron Ford for years the best friend a person could ever hope to have he will never be forgotten.
Ronnie, Its Thursday, the day you always cut my grass, I keep looking for you and I can see you pull up and always come in and say hello and check on me to make sure I am doing okay, before you started. You will always be in my heart. You are loved by so many and have helped so many in so many different ways. Not only through the years did you help me, you helped my sons and my granddaughters with various things. Haley said yesterday, she remembers you always saying here comes trouble when you would work on her car and then give her one of your famous hugs and that great laugh of yours. God gave us 7 more years from the last time you left us for a bit. God new you were struggling and said it was time to bring you home this time. We all sure wish he could have let us have you a little longer, but he needed you in heaven; got a lot of grass to cut and needed some new floors up there and wanted to give you a chance to ride that big motorcyle in the sky. with the wind blowing in your hair. Thank you for being my best friend, my shoulder to lean on, my confident. Thank you for everything you did for me and others and thank you for just being wonderful loving caring you! Until we meet again, rest in peace my dear friend!
Ronnie will surely be missed many Prayers to his family and friends Rip Ronnie
What a nice graveside service. I’m sure you loved seeing your motorcycle buddies there paying their respect. I know you are in heaven and healthy, but you will be missed here on earth. Fly high, young man. RIP Ronnie.
A person is not dead until they are forgotten. You will live forever in the hearts of so many friends, family and fellow bikers. Every time i see a coors or a cheeseburger i will think of you.! You will always be remembered on Halloween , your birthday. Rest in peace my Brother, RIP.
I only knew Ronnie fairly well, but he was always industrious, pleasant and yes, that GREAT smile! For many years he lived in the Hill & Dale neighborhood (and visited the Rose) where he will always be MISSED! RIP –