Born April 11, 1917, in Senath, Mo., son of the late Louis and Clearsie Rosenbaum Ford, he was a U.S. veteran, having served in WWII and was in the construction business. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Arnold and a member of the Mattese Republican Club.
Survivors include two sons, Terrell Ford and wife, Teri, of Gillisphie, Ill. and Michael Ford and wife, Deborah, of High Ridge, Mo.; two daughters, Demetra Sue Kohler and husband, Keith, of Arnold and Karen Bowling and husband, Keith, of Pevely, Mo.; two sisters, Imogene Sherrod and husband, Jessie and Gwen Horten, all of Senath, Mo.; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ford.
Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. today, Friday, Oct. 8, at the Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home in Arnold with the Rev. Gerald Davidson officiating.
Burial was in the National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.