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Roger E. Ford

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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You will be greatly missed by many, you where are best friend for some many years, we will hold onto the many memory's we have had for the past 15 years with you. You always had your door open to the both of us. Not seeing you every day us going to be very difficult for the both if us. RIP my sweet angel

Jason and tracy harper Dec 10 2017 12:00 AM

Although I only had the pleasure of knowing Roger for about 3 years, during that time I instantly knew what kind of a person he was. A kind loving man that always put others before himself. I guess that's the definition of a true Christian. I would meet him every day in Hurricane WV, halfway between Charlotte and Toledo, and every day he would have a smile on his face. A professional driver in every sense of the word. You were taken from us way too soon buddy and you will be missed by all that knew you.

Sam Mineo Dec 8 2017 12:00 AM

My husband worked the truck that met Roger in Hurricane WV. I had the pleasure of meeting Roger only once, but we talked on the phone on many occassions. He was truly sweet and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was dependable and hard working. My husband always said that Roger made his job so much easier because he could be counted on to be there, day in and day out, rain or shine. If my husband missed work (a rarity) Roger would call to check in on him and to say "get back to work soon" because he appreciated how hard working my husband was. They made a great team. Roger will be missed. He left this Earth much too young. Rest in peace. Condolences to family and friends.

Florence Mineo Dec 8 2017 12:00 AM

To the family of Roger Ford, Our deepest condolences to you. May God be with you as you endure this difficult time. Roger was a super truck driver and a shining star for Rocky Cavins Trucking and FedEx Ground. He took a lot of pride in his job and was a pleasure to work with. I am the contractor for the truck that met Roger every day in Hurricane, WV. I didn't get to see him every day, only on days that the my driver was out of work and I never beat him to the meet point in Hurricane. He was always sitting there when I arrived. It is very unusual today to have a driver who is that prompt. I'm sure he will be greatly missed and I pray that God will comfort you as you mourn his passing.

Perry Mecum Dec 7 2017 12:00 AM

Heaven has gained a wonderful soul. Roger's life has touched more people than he will ever know. We will miss him but we will see him again when we leave this life and join him later. God Blessed us all knowing him.

Robert Bolling Dec 7 2017 12:00 AM