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Friday, April 9, 2021

Updated Obituary - Robert “Bob” A. Ford

Robert “Bob” A. Ford, 69, Harrisonville, MO, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2021 at The Worship Center in Harrisonville with visitation from 10:00-11:00. Burial in Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to The Worship Center.

Bob was born June 11, 1951 in Harrisonville, MO, a son of Robert Crawford and Jewel Doris (Good) Ford. Bob lived in South Kansas City and was a 1969 graduate of Ruskin High School in Kansas City, MO. He was united in marriage to Virginia “Ginny” Louise Knight on March 19, 1970 in Kansas City. They lived in Kansas City before moving to Harrisonville in 1984.

Bob was a graduate of the Kansas City Fire Academy, and worked for the Grandview, MO Fire Department for 29 years, serving as Captain for 15 years, before his retirement in 2006. He was a member of Local #42, International Association of Fire Fighters.

Bob loved stock car racing and in 1985 was the Late Model, Rookie of The Year, at both the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS, and the I-70 Speedway in Odessa, MO.

He was a member of The Worship Center in Harrisonville.

Bob is survived by his wife, Ginny, of the home; one son, Jason Ford (Christi), Archie, MO; one daughter, Emily Thieverge (Richie), Lee’s Summit, MO; 3 grandchildren, Robbie, Allie and Brody and many other relatives and friends.