Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Obituary - Jimmy Duane Ford

Jimmy Duane Ford, age 71, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Monday, May 2, 2022, at Medicalodge of Ft. Scott. He was born on February 26, 1951, in Red Key, IN, the son of Hubert Wilson Ford and Gladys Bernice Tabor Ford. He married Neta Dame on August 3, 1968, in Lebanon, MO. Jim worked most of his life as truck driver, 13 years being with the Earp Meat Company. 

Following that, he built, opened, and operated his own mechanic shop. He was known by friends and family as an excellent mechanic. Jim enjoyed having his wife Neta cook for all the family at holiday meals.

Survivors include his wife Neta of the home; a son, Jimmy Ray Ford, Sr., Ft. Scott; a daughter Natonya Lyne Beerbower and husband Larry, Jr., Uniontown, KS; a nephew, Duane Glasscock, who was raised in the household, and wife Tawnya, AR; 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and one more on the way; and several nieces and nephews who all adored him. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Paul Edward “E” Hobbs, and Hubert Mitchell “Junior” Ford; 2 sisters, Vicky Lynn Ford, and infant Evelyn Kay Ford; and his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, May 6th, in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Osaga Cemetery, Fulton, KS. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM Friday until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Medicalodge Activity Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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