David Lee Ford

Friday, July 24, 2020

David Lee Ford, 63, of Blytheville, passed from this life on July 21, 2020 on his way to St. Bernard Medical Center, in Jonesboro. He was born April 12, 1957, the son of Mamie Lee (Ford) Horton and AJ Ford Sr. in Osceola. David was raised in Blytheville.

David liked shooting pool, beautiful women, and partying. His personality drew many people to him. During his 38 years in the nursing home, he has met many wonderful people. One of those people was Maddog, a famous wrestler. He also met a group of students who was so inspired by him that they raised money for a machine that helped him communicate with family and friends.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Mamie Lee (Ford) Horton and AJ Ford Sr.; four brothers, AJ Ford Jr., Earnest Lee Ford, Larry Ford and Michael Anthony Ford; three sisters, Odessa Ford, Mazella Ford and Mary Williams; three nephews, Robert Hopkins Jr., Gary Patton Jr., and Mark Solis.

David leaves to cherish his memories five brothers, Leo David Ford (Martha), of Osceola, Clark Gable Ford (Kaye) of Memphis, Tenn., Robert Louis Ford of Little Rock, Jamal Dawud’R Akram of Blytheville and Rickey Williams (Telisa) of Baltimore, Md.; three sisters, Jessie Beatrice Ford of Jonesboro, Diane Solis (George) of Blytheville and Debra Williams of Gosnell. He leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that love him dearly. He will be missed by all!

The family would like to thank Vera James and her family for their love for David and their visits to him over the years while he was in the nursing home.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at New Hope Cemetery in Yarbro with Vera James officiating. Condolences may be offered at carneyfuneralhome.com.

Please observe the state mandate on social distancing. Masks are required for attendance.