Robert W. Ford












Robert W. Ford

Springfield – Robert “Bob” W. Ford, 55, of Springfield, IL passed away at 12:11 P.M. Thursday, December 12, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Bob was born January 8, 1964 to William F. & Janet C. (Roberts) Ford.

Preceding Bob in death are his father, William Ford, his sister Beverly Joyce, and first wife, Kelly (McCormick) Ford.

Bob married Beth Evans, Springfield, on July 12, 2014. She survives along with their children Matthew (Samantha), Michael (Amy) and, Molly Morgan; five grandchildren, Matty, Mattix, Maya, Mycah and Aurora Morgan; mother, Janet Ford; four sisters, Carolyn Rome, Larry and Cindy Ayers, Nancy Heller, Tim and Mary Kay Austiff, one brother Dan (Theresa) Ford and many nieces and nephews, and a large extended family.

Bob served proudly in the U.S. Navy from 1981 to 1985. He was stationed at Norfolk, VA. assigned to the Nuclear Fast Attack Submarine, the USS Baton Rouge as a Machinist Mate Second Class Petty Officer.

Bob began his civilian life working for CWLP and retired after 30 years of service in February 2019 as a Supervisor of Generation for CWLP.

Bob was an active member of Westside Christian Church and an avid supporter of Holt International, a Christian organization committed to a world where every child has a loving and secure home.

A private family graveside service was held. To leave a comment for the family please visit:

Donations in Bob Ford’s memory may be made to Westside Christian Church, Holt International or donor’s choice.

5 thoughts on “Robert W. Ford

  1. Dearest Beth,
    I am sorry to hear about your husband! May your cherished memories help you along; and know in your heart he isn’t suffering anymore!

    With sympathy,
    Missy Crouch-Smith

  2. We’ve know Bob for many years, what an amazing guy. My husband Doug and him were school mates@ GHS.
    We used to spend a lot of time with him & Kelly before she passed.
    Lots of laughs and game playing back in the day.
    We had not the honor to meet his wife Beth.
    Bob will be missed but never forgotten.
    Prayers for peace to all of his family.
    With love at this time of your loss, may God be your comforter.
    Doug and Traci Marlow

  3. I worked with Bob at CWLP and he was a very good SOG and a operator when in operation. I enjoyed many a joke and conversation with Bob, he will surely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family.

  4. I worked at CWLP with Bob for several years and he was always a very nice person. My thoughts are with Bob’s family. May he rest in peace.

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