Billy Frank Ford
Billy Frank (Bill) Ford, 83, entered Heavenly rest Oct. 8, 2013.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Jennings United Methodist Church with Rev. Walter Parker Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Raymond Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Miguez Funeral Home today, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, from 3:30-7 p.m.
He was born to A.F. and Letha (McGill) Ford in North Zulch, Texas, on June 12, 1930. He was the youngest of three children.
He leaves behind a loving family, including his wife, Elda Una Havenar Malone Ford of Hathaway; and two sons, Kenneth Malone, who lives in Houston, Texas, with his partner Joseph Culotta, and Navy Capt. Billy R. (Donna) Malone (Ret.) of McDonough, Ga. He had four much-loved grandchildren, Nicholas (Heather) Malone of Pelham, N.Y., JoBeth (Cory) Chambers of Savannah, Ga., Emily Malone of Atlanta, Ga., and William (Billy) Malone, who is stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. His beloved sisters were Melba Ford Mayfield, who preceded him, and Betty Ford Ward, who lives in Houston with her husband Joe.
Bill proudly served his country in the Army in the Korean Conflict from 1953-1955 with an honorable discharge. He received a BBA degree from Sam Houston State University and was a lifelong accountant, retiring from Gulf Oil Corporation. Locally, he worked with Mel Schultess. His strong voice helped fill the choir at church for many years. He also loved working with his flowers in the garden.
Words of comfort may be expressed at www.miguezfuneralhome.com.
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