William "Rannie" Ford (2018-06-18 14:12:31)

William "Rannie" Ford, age 70, of Friendship Church Road, Boone, passed away Thursday evening, June 14, 2018, after a brief illness. He was of the Baptist faith.

Rannie spent 40 years as a licensed building contractor. He loved his work and appreciated each customer that became a friend over the years. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the loyal employees, customers, sub-contractors and suppliers that Rannie had the opportunity to work with over the years.

Rannie is survived by his wife, Linda of the home; one son, Billy Ford of Boone; one sister, Margie Mote of Pisgah Forest; two brothers, Joe Ford of Foscoe and Norman Ford of Boone, and his father-in-law, Hill V. Greene of Boone. He is also survived by four sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law, and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly Jane Ford; his father and mother, Ingle and Rhoda Greene Ford, and his mother-in-law, Lois Greene.

Per Rannie's request, a private graveside service will be held for the family.

In lieu of flowers or food, memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Men, in care of the North Carolina Baptist Convention, PO Box 1107, Cary, North Carolina, 27512, or to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street N.E. Lenoir, North Carolina, 28645.

Online condolences may be sent to the Ford family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.