VeteranRobert Ford

Robert FordRobert A. Ford, 74, of rural Smithfield died at 12:54 a.m. July 29, 2017, at his home.

He was born Nov. 15, 1942, in rural Smithfield, the son of Brice R. and Edna Foulk Ford. He married Susan Rogers on Nov. 5, 1966, in Canton. She died July 26, 2012.

He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Shelli Ford.

Surviving are one daughter, Sheri (and Jim) Keefauver of rural Smithfield; one sister, Lorena Jump of Canton; two grandchildren, Megan Baker of Jacksonville and Austin Baker of Lewistown; and one great-grandchild.

He graduated from Cuba High School and then served in the Army Reserves. He was a lifelong farmer on the family farm. He worked as a welding foreman at International Harvester Canton plant and Memphis Tennessee plant until they closed. He had also worked at Canton Industrial Corporation.

He served on the West Central FS Board of Directors.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba with Reverend Layton Malone officiating. Burial will be in Buckeye Cemetery at rural Smithfield. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the memorial home.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/2/2017

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