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Dennis Ford

Dennis Ray Ford, 70 of Clarksville, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at his home.  He was born August 29, 1949 in Bakersfield, California to Dennis Franklin Ford and Alma Lurena Cunningham.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty Jo Boatman and brothers, Jim Ford and Carl Ford.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Shirley Ruth Ford; two sons, Jason Franklin Ford and wife Deana, Clarksville,  Jeremy Ray Ford and wife Amanda, Springdale; five grandsons, Joshua Ford, Levi Ford, Drake Ford, Hayden Ford, Pierce Ford,; three sisters, Joann Martin and husband Roy, Floral, AR, Ruth Ann Culbertson and husband Lee, Bakersfield, CA; sister, Mary Lou Grider, Muskogee, OK; sisters-in-law, Connie Ford, Wainewright, OK, Kay Ford, Bakersfield, CA; several other family and friends.

Dennis was a loving husband, father and grandfather.   He loved life! He left this life, in one of his favorite places, sitting in his chair, overlooking the river.  Dennis had a serving heart.  He is a member of New Life Church in Clarksville, where he served as Men's Life Group Leader , as well as the serve team.  He previously pastored for eleven years and served on the Ozark Public School board for five years.  He assisted Shirley with the Royal Family Kids. 

Dennis was a US Army Veteran, who served in the Vietnam War.  Military honors will be provided by the Rogers-Rye Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2283 of Russellville.

His memorial service and life celebration will be 10am, Wednesday,  November 13, 2019 at Russellville Family Funeral Chapel.  Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral. 

Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com.


Memorials may be made in Dennis' honor to 

RFK #313
P. O. Box 123
Clarksville, AR 72830

Clarksville Pregnancy Help Center 
102N. Johnson St. 
Clarksville,  AR. 72830


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Deepest sympathies, Tom Kremers

Thomas Kremers Nov 14 2019 12:00 AM

Very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

Kim (Morrow) Bell and family

Kim Bell Nov 13 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family through this season of mourning and remembering. May his legacy of faith live on through each he impacted.

Thornton Family, Springdale Nov 12 2019 12:00 AM

A Palm Plant was ordered on November 12, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Nov 12 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for his family.

Fred and Marlene Dougan Nov 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dennis Ford

Dolores Rogers Nov 12 2019 12:00 AM

A sympathy gift was ordered on November 12, 2019

With Love,
From your New Life Church Family
New Life Church

Expression of Sympathy Nov 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dennis Ford

Mitchell, Shauna and Z Barton Nov 11 2019 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you all.

Dana Sawitsky Nov 11 2019 12:00 AM

What a happy day for Dennis. My first real pastor. I still draw from the wisdom he shared from the pulpit. Condolences to Shirley, Jason and Jeremy. Love, Roxann Cartwright

Roxann Cartwright Nov 11 2019 12:00 AM

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