Michael Lynn Ford, 75, Sheldon, MO passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, MO. Michael was born October 31, 1947 in Nevada, MO to John D. and Lurline (Lindley) Ford.
As a child, Michael resided in the states of Washington, New York, California, and Missouri, as well as Germany and the Panama Canal Zone prior to returning to Sheldon. He graduated from Sheldon High School in 1965, and Missouri Southern State College in 1968. Michael then served in the United States Navy from 1968 – 1976. Following his years in the service, he began a career in nuclear energy working in Kansas and in Arkansas. Michael retired from Huntington Ingalls in Newport News, VA in 2017. At that time, he returned to his hometown of Sheldon to live out his retirement.
Survivors include his son, Albert Ford, Sheldon, MO; one brother, John Ford and his wife, Shiela, Lamar, MO; a brother-in-law, Clayton Hayes, Cranston, RI; one niece, Lara Hayes; five nephews, Nicholas Hayes, Andrew Breen, Dominic Molon, Grant Ford, and Pierce Ford; and one great-nephew, John Molon. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Linda Hayes; maternal grandparents, Warren and Hazle Lindley; and paternal grandparents, John Albert and Eva Ford. He was an Eagle Scout, a NASCAR fan, and a college football fan.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.
Memorials are suggested in his name to the American Lung Association c/o Ferry Funeral Home.