He was a member of First Baptist Church in Grayville, a World War II Navy veteran, and a lifetime member of the American Legion. He worked as an oilfield pumper in the Grayville area.
Survivors include a son, Tony Ford of Grayville; three daughters, JoAnn Lovett of Benton and Betty Bisch, and Miranda Groff, both of Grayville; one brother, Herman Ford of Marshall County; two sisters, Juanita West and Shirley Jackson, both of Marshall County; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Ford; his stepmother, Ruby; one great-grandson; four brothers; and two sisters. Her parents were George and Ethel (Barker) Ford.
Graveside services were held Monday at Benton Cemetery.