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Roger E. Ford

April 16, 1961 — December 4, 2017

Roger E. Ford, age 56, of Toledo, Ohio, died suddenly while at work, Monday morning, December 4, 2017, of an aortic aneurysm. He was born April 16, 1961 in Campbellsville, Kentucky to Gladys (Keltner) and Donald Ford. Roger was a graduate of Campbellsville High School and married Cathy Brewer. Even though they later divorced, they remained close friends.

Roger moved to Toledo in July of 1996 and worked for his uncle driving truck. In June of 2000, he began working for Cavins Trucking Company in Perrysburg, Ohio. He had a passion for driving truck. He was a very dependable driver with no safety violations throughout his career. However, his greatest passion was his trust in God as his Savior. He was a member of the Swanton Baptist Church.

He will be greatly missed by his co-workers and friends; his church family; his ex-wife, Cathy Budd; his girlfriend, Dora Friesner; and most of all the light of his life and special Goddaughter, Rylie Budd, with whom he had such an unbreakable bond with.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held Sunday, December 10th from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631), where services celebrating his life will begin at 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon with Pastor Kenny Garland officiating. Services will also be held Wednesday, December 13th at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home in his hometown of Campbellsville, KY.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


Residence: Toledo, Ohio

Visitation: Sunday, December 10th from 1 to 3 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Memorial Service: Sunday, December 10th at 3:00 pm in the Funeral Home

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