Born March 10, 1927, in Pocahontas, Ark., son of the late Shelby Eugene and Clara Robinson Ford, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in WWII.
On Feb. 13, 1962, in Leachville, Ark., he married Laura Malinda Harvell, who survives.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Frances Bounds.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., today, Tuesday, No. 4, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden, Mo.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Earnest Puckett officiating.
Burial with military rites will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Campbell, Mo.