Leonard Carlyle Ford (Carlyle) passed away on November 14, 2018 after a lengthy illness.
He was born on July 11,1932 in Mable Minnesota on the family farm to Leonard T. Ford and Ethel Bakken Ford. They moved to Virginia when he was 3 years old.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine C. Ford, and step-daughter, Lynn Starling, cousins Janice Opheim Leonard, William L. Opheim, Thelma Opheim Lee, Karen Opheim Dutton, Beverly Opheim-Tetterton, and numerous relatives in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Carlyle graduated from Matthew Whaley School in 1951. He served in the US Army, worked for Stadium Oil Sales, opened and ran Lum’s Restaurant on the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Richmond Road. He was a business license inspector for James City County and retired as the Commissioner of the Revenue for James City County at the end of 1999.
Carlyle was a former member of the Ruritan Club, James City County Board of agriculture, Norseman’s Federation, Life Member of the VFW Post 8046 and American Legion Post 1776. He was and active member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Norge Virginia.
There will be a visitation at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church on Saturday November 24, 2018 from 4-6pm. A memorial service will be held at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church on Sunday November 25, 2018 at 2pm with a reception following in the Fellowship Hall.
Donations may be made to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 7479 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188, ARC of Greater Williamsburg, FISH, or the James City Volunteer Fire Department, Toano. VA.