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David Forest Ford

Graveside services for David Forest Ford, Sr., 90, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 20, 2021 at New Hope Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Ford passed away at 2:00 a.m., Sunday, February 14, 2021, at his home.


He was born June 3, 1930, in Oregon County, Missouri, to Joel Farris Ford and Winnie Houdek Ford; David was one of ten children.  On May 17, 1949, he was married at Pocahontas, Arkansas, to Laverna Mary (June) Judd, who preceded him in death on March 20, 2015.  David enjoyed fishing, gigging, playing golf, exploring caves, being outdoors and camping with his family and friends.  He will be greatly missed.


He is survived by four children, Victoria Hansen, David V. J. Ford, Doris Collins and husband, James and Donna Ford and significant other, Clayton Layman; one daughter-in-law, Vicky Ford; seven grandchildren, Amy Wood and husband, Chris, Anna Bayona and husband, Michael, Regina Pickett and husband, Neil, Jennifer Edgeller and husband, John, Ashlea Fugate and husband, Torey, Jason Mizell and Brandi Ford; one step-grandchild, Benny Grogan and wife, Tiffany; ten great-grandchildren, Nichole Wingler and husband, Damon, Cheyenne, Jasmine and Nathan Pickett, Zachary and Samuel Wood, John David and Jeffrey Edgeller, Wesley Bayona and Ryker Fugate; one sister, Olive Bales; three sisters-in-law, Joyce Gualundi, Dollie Wadlow and husband, James and Eva Carolyn  Judd; and many nieces and nephews.


His parents, his wife of 65 years, June, one son, Leon A. Ford, one infant granddaughter, Christy Dawn Mizell, one son-in-law, Ralph Hansen, four brothers, Christopher, Lawrence, Daniel and Jesse Ford, four sisters, Frances Ford, Anna Barton, Delora Vest and Martha Warren and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ogle and Olive Judd, preceded him in death.


Mr. Ford will lie in state from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at