Charles W. "Chuck" Ford, 79, of Junction City, Ks, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at Valley View Senior Life Center in Junction City. A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2017, at the Penwell-Gabel Chapel in Junction City. A visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. the evening before on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at the funeral home. Burial of cremated remains with full military honors will be held following the funeral service at Kansas Veterans' Cemetery.
Chuck was born May 26, 1938, in Gray, TN, the son of William "Bill" C. and Winnie (Glover) Ford.
Chuck served in the United States Army retiring as a Sergeant Major July 26, 1985. After retirement, he attended an auto body school. He restored cars and motorcycles in his three car shop he built. Chuck later switched over to doing more Harley Davidson bike mechanic work in his shop, as well as custom painting. In his shop he would welcome friends to use his tools and help them work on their bikes. During these times he helped teach people about their own bikes. Chuck and his wife Norma would travel on countless bike trips crossing over 47 of the 50 states. He became a life member of the Harley Owners Group. Chuck was one of the "Big 4" with creating the Kansas Patriot Guard. Chuck and Norma also joined the Christian Motorcycle Association as well. He was respected in his biker community and was willing to help out anyone that needed help. On bike trips, he was always the one with the tools, ready to lend a hand to get a broken rider up and running on the road again.
On January 28th, 1973, he married Norma M. Williams at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Manhattan, KS.
Survivors include his wife Norma of Junction City, KS; one son, Eddie L Williams of Lenexa, KS; one daughter, Monica Murphy of Kansas City, MO. He is survived by eight grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew, Grace, Joanna, Lia, Paige, Daniel and Dillon; one great-grandson, Tyler.
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