He was in the U.S. Marine Corp for 11 years, was a truck driver and worked at the docks and drove trucks.
Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at the 7th Day Church of God in Wister with Rev. Lamar Ford officiating. Interment will follow in Ellis Chapel Cemetery in Wister under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Denver Ford & Don Ford.
Survivors include his wife, Marie of the home; son, John Ford of McComb, Ok.; three granddaughters, Nicole McCraw and Jessica McCraw of Little Axe and Tasha McCraw of McComb; brothers, Jerry A. Ford of Poteau, David Ford, Sam Ford, and Dennis Ford of Wister, and Charlie Ford of Sallisaw; sisters, Lilly Fitzpatrick, Betty VanHook of Howe, Faye Rockman and Bonnie Brown of Poteau.
Pallbearers are Jeff Ford, Maury Ford, Ross Green, Ryan Green, Aaron Brown, Clendon Brown and Jason Brown.
The family will be at the funeral home Friday from 5-7 p.m. to visit with relatives and friends.
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