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Billy Lee Ford

January 16, 1931 October 5, 2018
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Obituary for Billy Lee Ford

Billy Lee Ford, age 87, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away at 10:55 a.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018, at the Ozarks Methodist Manor in Marionville, Missouri. He was born January 16, 1931, in Elk City, Oklahoma, the son of the late B.M. and Verna Ruth Ford.

Billy was a 1949 graduate of Muskegon High School in Muskegon, Michigan and was a United State Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He retired in 1988 after working for 31 years at Teledyne Continental Motors in Muskegon, Michigan. After retirement, Bill and Carolyn lived in an RV full time, traveling around the country for 15 years, before settling in Springfield, Missouri. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing pool.

On February 25, 1955, he married Carolyn Garten, in Muskegon, Michigan.

Billy is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carolyn, of Springfield; three daughters, Julie Wolf of Springfield, Pamela Ford of Lansing, Michigan and Angela Couch of Navarre, Florida; four grandchildren, James Michael Wolf III, of Sanger, Texas, Chelsea Wolf and Azalene Kate Wolf both of Springfield, Missouri and Ryan Couch of Navarre, Florida.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, Missouri.

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