He is survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter, Kim Howell and her fiancé, Travis Graham; 8 granchildren, Allen, Alyssa, Daniel, Carl, Drew, Hunter and Ashlee Messer, Brodie Howell and Serenity Graham; six sisters, Ruby McDonald, Ina Humphress, Galoris Hedgepeth and her husband, Ralph, Marsa Cox and her husband, Donald, Lana Ford and Shirley James and her husband, Robert.; four brothers, Ray Ford, Carl Ford and his wife, Carol, Gary Ford and his wife Pauline, Erie Ford and his wife, Jennifer and also numerous, nephews, nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rue and Bertha Ford; five sisters, Anita Elmore, Wilma Combs, Zelphia Ford, Nadene Ford and Ena Hicks and two brothers, Wilbur Ford and Rue Ford, Jr.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9th at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home with burial to follow on the family homestead. The family requests visitation from 1-4 p.m. Saturday prior to the funeral service at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home