Lt. Commander Wilbur "Wil" S. Ford, 83, of Baldwin City, Kansas, died Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, Kansas.

A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 New Hampshire St., Lawrence. The family received friends Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, 712 Ninth St., Baldwin City.

He was born Nov. 30, 1933, at Medicine Lodge, Kansas, the son of John H. and Ethel (Carlisle) Ford.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to American Heart Association or Trinity Lutheran Church. Condolences can be sent to the family at