Louis Ford

Louis Ford, Jr.

Friday, March 30th, 1951 Thursday, June 6th, 2019

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Obituary for Louis Ford, Jr.

Louis Edward Ford Jr., 68, passed away on June 6, 2019.
He was born in Greensboro, NC and attended Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.
He and his wife, Barbara, lived in the Atlanta, GA area over 25 years before moving to Springfield, MO. Louis was a man of many talents and varied interests. He spent most of his career in the restaurant business.
Louis enjoyed several hobbies throughout his life; first and foremost was his love and appreciation of nature and the outdoors, including camping and hiking in the mountains. In recent years, he devoted much of his time to gardening, flowers and fishing. He was also an avid golfer, as well as a skilled woodworker, photographer, and candle-maker.
Louis was preceded in death by his parents, Louis E. Ford Sr. and Shirley (Flowers) Ford. In addition to his wife, Barbara, Louis is survived by his two sisters, Nancy Ford and Susan Ford of Greensboro, NC, stepson Jim Rawson of Springfield, Aunt Mary Margaret Major of Austin, TX, mother-in-law Grace Henson of Springfield, sister- and brother-in law, Betty Neal and Wes Weaver of Springfield; nephew David Summers of Juneau, AK, niece Leanna Day of Greensboro, NC, along with great granddaughters Krislynn and Kloi Little, great nieces Macy and Ruth Summers, great nephews Nicholas and Nathaniel Day, cousins and other extended family.
Special thanks to the kindness and compassion of the Home Health Care and Hospice nurses and others that supported Louis and his family in recent months.
In lieu of flowers, you may donate in his honor to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer research. https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html
A celebration of Louis’s life will be held Wed., June 12 from 5:00-8:00 at Greenlawn East Springfield. Family and friends are invited to stop by and share a story in remembrance.

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    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Greenlawn Funeral Home East
    3540 East Seminole
    Springfield, Missouri
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    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Celebration of Life

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Laura Duckworth

To Jim Rawson and Barbara Ford, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could've been there to celebrate the life of Louis, and regret more that I never got the chance to meet him, he sounds like an amazing man, husband and stepfather. I am with you in thought and wish you comfort and peace as you remember him.
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Laura Duckworth planted a memorial tree for Louis Ford, Jr.
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Dawn Steinhauer

Dear Barbara, Nancy, Susan and family, I am keeping you in my thoughts at this sad time. I am praying that your many fond memories of Louis will bring you comfort as you mourn the loss of someone that you loved so dearly.
With love and caring thoughts, Dawn Steinhauer
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Sales Learning Team- CUNA Mutual Group

Our love goes out to Barbara and the family. May this tree represents Louis's strength and his passion for nature. His impact will live on so that others will be inspired.
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Sales Learning Team- CUNA Mutual Group planted a memorial tree for Louis Ford, Jr.
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CUNA Mutual Group/Sales Process Team

Barbara,
We are so sorry to hear of Louis' passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Bob Ficquette

Last year Lewis and Barbara joined Suzanne and me in Mexico. During the week we were there Lewis and I wanted to charter a boat to take us deep sea fishing.We started out just catching some Mahi Mahi that were decent size. Lewis was having a great time, especially when it was his turn in the fighting chair. With 30 minutes left of the 4 hour charter, we hooked a Blue Marlin Salefish, and buddy the fight was on. Lewis gave that Marlin all he could in the fighting chair and just had a grand time watching that fish walk across the water. Also the first Marlin I have ever fought. It was just such a rush to see one up close and then release it back to the blue waters. I’ll certainly miss Lewis each time I go back salt water fishing and seeing Lewis’s grin on his face. RIP Lewis and keep catching the big ones...
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