Wayne Ford, age 42, of Anniston (formerly of Piedmont) passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at his residence. Wayne graduated Valedictorian of the Piedmont High School Class of 1993. After high school, he went on to receive his RN degree from Jacksonville State University, and his doctorate in Epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. During his career in medicine, Wayne worked for various organizations including RMC in Anniston, Floyd Medical Center in Rome, and the Center for Disease Control. His passion was helping people. He was even known to run marathons in Atlanta while living in Georgia. Wayne was of the Church of Christ faith and an avid Alabama fan.
He is survived by his mother, Debra Burgess; step-father, Philip Burgess; brother, Jonathan Ford; grandparents; Arlis Grimes Parris and Lowell Ford (Nina); uncles, Jeff Ford and Steven David Parris (Tammy); and several cousins.
Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Lowell Philip Ford, Jr.; sister, Jessie Ford; grandfather, Alton Parris; grandmother, Martha Ford; uncle, Michael Ford; and cousin, Jessica Parris.
Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Dansby Heritage Chapel with Mr. Wren Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at Piedmont Memory Garden. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until service time at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Josh Parris, Jamie Parris, Gerald Steward, David Bradley, Jeff Ford and Buddy Minton.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of New Beacon Hospice.
Dansby Heritage Chapel is honored to serve the Ford family.