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David Keith Ford
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DAVID KEITH FORD, 68, of Springfield, passed away Sunday morning, September 17, 2017 at The Ohio State University Medical Center. He was born in Springfield on December 7, 1948, the son of Harold and Ruth (McFarland) Ford. Dave served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He retired from Navistar following over 30 years of service.

He is survived by his mother of Springfield; wife of 29 years, Shirley S. (Temple) Ford; two sons, Jeffrey (Stephanie) Ford and Michael Keith Ford, both of Springfield; step-sons, Danny (Jennifer) Temple and Jason (Shawna) Venrick; sister, Diane (Steven) Ford Thompson of Benzonia, Michigan; brother, Robert (Tira) Ford of Springfield; grandchildren, Alex, Kaitlyn, Bryce, Brian, Scott, Timmy, Lacaya, Courtney, Jessica, Danny, Derek, and Hannah; two great granddaughters, Annalyn and Scarlet; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and two sons, David Keith Ford Jr. and Gary Lee Ford.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Dave’s funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be in Ferncliff Cemetery Soldier’s Mound.

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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503





1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Cemetery Details


Ferncliff Cemetery

501 W. McCreight Ave.
Springfield, OH 45504


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