Lester Eugene Ford, 79 of Vernon, died on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Vernon. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Sullivan Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Early Williams and Rev. E.J. Tyson. Interment will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 27, 2015 at the VA Cemetery in Lawton, Okla.
Ford was born Saturday, Aug. 31, 1935 in Vernon. He was the son of the late Elbert Ford and the late Malinda Ford. He married Winifred Stewart on June 19, 1960 in Fredrick, Okla. He had lived in Vernon all of his life. He worked for Sullivan Funeral Home, Hillcrest Country Club, Wright’s Packing, Wilbarger County Auditorium, Wilbarger County Courthouse and Natco Corp in Electra. He serviced in the US Army. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and he was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where he was a church trustee.
He is survived by his wife, Winifred Ford of the home; his children, Yolanda Smith and Chad Ford; four sisters, and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.