Garnetta Sue Bouton Ford, age 77, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with her Saviour on Thursday, February 18, 2021 with her family by her side. She was born August 22, 1943 in Bluff City, Tenn., to Herman Howard Bouton and Marie Eads Bouton Leslie. She is preceded in death by of her parents. Garnetta was a graduate of Bluff City High School in 1962. She worked for W.T. Grant Company in the early 70s and worked for Bristol TN School System as a teacher aid and bus driver for her “kids”. She loved her “kids” like they were her own and still has momentums from them as some of her beloved treasures. She loved her flower gardens, her hummingbird feeders, canning, and cooking for her family. She sang soprano in the Fellowship Chapel Choir. She loved her church and her pastor, Scott Price.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Preston Ford; her daughter, Deborah Ford Bowers; sons, Jonathan Ford and wife Vicki, and Jason Ford and wife Rachel; six granddaughters and six great grandchildren; brothers, Herman Bouton and wife Brenda, Jerry Bouton and wife Pat; sister, Sharon Arnold; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Fellowship Chapel with Rev. Scott Price officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4:00 p.m. prior to the service. Committal service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, 2021 at East Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the men of the Emmaus Sunday School Class of Fellowship Chapel. Honorary pallbearers will be J.R. Pearcy, Cory Doss, Preston Bowers, Jerry Doss and Brandon Baker. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Special Education Department, Bristol TN School System 615 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620.
Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.