Born June 1, 1912, in Hornersville, son of the late John Monroe and Viola Bell Hinkle Ford, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in WWII. He was a farmer, a charter member of Hornersville American Legion Post and a member of the United Methodist Church in Hornersville and Springfield.
On Dec. 24, 1941, in Cardwell, Mo., he married Mary Bernice Kennett, who preceded him in death on Jan. 18, 2000. He was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include one son, Hadley K. Ford and wife, Jacqueline, of Springfield; one sister, Phyllis Crawford, of Denver, Colo.; two grandsons, Brian Hadley Ford and wife, Tharenee Pakirisamy, of Springfield and Jeffery Anderson Ford and wife, Tammi, of Ozark, Mo.; one granddaughter, Dr. Amy Ruth Ford-Turner and husband, Trinity, of Ozark; two great-grandchildren, John Kennett Ford and Molly Jean Ford, both of Ozark; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., today, Thursday, June 4, at the Hornersville Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Pemberton officiating.
Burial with military honors was held in the Horner Cemetery.
Bradshaw-Emerson Funeral Home of Hornersville was in charge of arrangements.