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Richard Clinton Ford
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Richard Clinton Ford, Jr. went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2017. He was born in Greenwood, MS on December 1, 1929. He was the son of Richard C. Ford, Sr. and Laura Ann Ford. He was a Christian and attended Hot Springs Baptist Church with his family.

Richard was pre-deceased by his mother and father and his mother-in-law and farther-in-law, Glennie and Clinton Norman.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 58 years, Glenna Jean Ford; daughters Karen Woodall (David) and Patti Cockrell (Shawn); one grandson, Cody Cockrell; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Clovis and Jean Norman; nephew, Jimmy Norman (Susie); niece, Cheryl Jackson (Larry); and his beloved dogs, Max and Angel.

Richard “Dick” was a Veteran of the United States Navy where he was an Aviation Electrician’s Mate First Class during the Korean Conflict. He retired from AP&L/Entergy as the Distribution Superintendent for the Western Division of Arkansas. He was registered with the State of Arkansas as a Professional Electrical Engineer and a Land Surveyor.

He loved his family dearly. His two daughters were the light of his life, but his pride and joy was his grandson, Cody. He enjoyed vacations, camping and boating with his family. After retiring, he bought a Honda Gold Wing motorcycle and traveled with his wife to see all 48 states and Canada. They enjoyed many years of traveling with friends seeing our country. His love of music inspired him to buy a Lowry organ and take music lessons, which he enjoyed playing for family and friends.

Dick was an animal lover always rescuing a stray. He was also an excellent marksman. He loved spending time with his grandson target practicing and building guns. He was a member of the Mountain Valley Sportsman’s Association, Single Action Shooting Society and the National Rifle Association.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Nizar Suleman, Darlene Abernathy, A.P.N., Cheryl Jackson and Arkansas Hospice of Hot Springs.

Visitation will be at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home Monday, April 24 from 4:30 – 6:30. There will be a celebration of life with his family at a later time. Memorials can be made to Stop Animal Cruelty, PO Box 1521, Malvern, AR 72104 or a charity of your choice.

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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

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Stop Animal Cruelty

PO Box 1521, Malvern, AR 72104

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