Bobby Paul Ford age 79 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 in Mount Ida, Arkansas.

Bobby was born on July 20, 1939 in Cove, Arkansas to the late Paul Ford and the late May Wilson Ford. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Bobby was married to Carolyn Jean Ford. He enjoyed fishing and being outside with family and friends. Bobby was always staying busy doing things he enjoyed. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend to all who knew him. He will be dearly missed. 

He is survived by his wife: Carolyn Jean Ford of Mena, Arkansas

Daughters: Annette Ford of Danville, Arkansas and Paula Abernathy and husband Richard of Bryant, Arkansas

Grandchildren: Brandon Holmes and wife Amber of Alma, Arkansas, Stephanie Garner and husband Kyle of Greenbrier, Arkansas, Tyson Abernathy and wife Heather of Bryant, Arkansas, and London Creel and husband Josh of Greenbrier, Arkansas

Great-grandchildren: Kristan Shaddon and husband Jamie of Alma, Arkansas, Alexia Scott and Lakin Scott of Alma, Arkansas, Zoey Garner, Chance Garner of Greenbrier, Arkansas, and Saylor Abernathy of Bryant, Arkansas

Nephew: David Ford and wife Michelle and son Case Ford of Conway, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Gene Ford and Charles Ford, and a great-niece Katie Ford.

Graveside service with Military Honors will be at a later date in Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Online obituary at


2-28-19 1:50 p.m. KAWX.ORG 


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