Former Sen. Wendell Ford to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda Sunday

01/22/2015 08:56 PM

Funeral and memorial services for former U.S. Senator and 53rd Kentucky Governor Wendell H. Ford have been set.

Ford passed away at his Owensboro home Thursday morning after battling lung cancer. He was 90 years old.

Ford will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. when a memorial service will take place. Visitation will continue from 4-6 p.m. following the service, according to Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro.

The funeral service for Ford will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Owensboro. Visitation will be at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory in Owensboro from 2-7 p.m. Monday and after 10 a.m. at the church on Tuesday.

A private service of committal will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

The Ford family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the charity of one’s choice or the Wendell H. Ford Government Education Center.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand.Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@charter.com.

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