Roy Dean Ford

March 7, 1941 — March 24, 2018

Roy Dean Ford

Roy Ford, 77, of Hawkins, passed away peacefully at his home on March 24, 2018.

Roy Dean Ford was born March 7, 1941 in New London, Texas. He was the first of 9 children born to JD and Katherine Ford. Roy served his country proudly, if briefly, in the United States Navy.

He worked as an upholsterer for many years for Parker’s Upholstery Shop in Kilgore and became close to the Parker family, even doing odds and ends jobs for them before moving to Hawkins in 1971. Later he went into the oil field business. Roy loved to tinker with engines and restore cars. He enjoyed being outside and always kept the yard clean.

He is preceded in death by his parents, JD Ford and Katherine Elizabeth (Osborne) Ford; wife, Rachel Davis Ford; daughter, Kathryn; two brothers, Tommy and Billy Ford; two son in laws, James Neal and Harry Wentworth; two brother in laws, James Cates and Lonnie Gibson; one sister in law, Roswitha Ford; and best friend, Zachary Taylor “ZT” Parker.

Left to cherish his memory are his two sons, Michael Ford and wife Tina of Hawkins, and Robert Ford and partners Jason and Josh Rice of Dallas; two daughters, Pamela Wentworth and Carol Ford of Hawkins; four brothers, Clyde, Jack, David and Allen; two sisters, Judy and Edith; two brother in laws, Jerry and Kathy Davis and Kenneth and Carol Sue Davis; four grandchildren, Jason Ford and husband Logan, Joanna Moore and husband Jerrod, Jennifer Lawson, and Matt Ford and wife Candice; five great grandchildren, Jayden, Brady, JC, Skylar, and Max; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends in Kilgore.

The Ford children would like invite family and friends to a memorial potluck dinner at their home in Pine Mills on Saturday, March 31, 2018 starting at 2:00 PM. They ask that everyone bring a covered dish and they will supply the drinks and desserts.

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