Mr. Archie Roosevelt Ford, 87, of Winfield passed away on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023 in the Diversicare Nursing Facility. Mr. Ford was born on Feb. 5, 1936 in Sullivan, Tenn. to Jacob and Elizabeth Minton Ford. Archie was a member of the Zion Missionary Baptist Church and a 1956 graduate of Gloucester High School in Virginia. After high school, Archie joined the United States Air Force where he served his country for four years. After returning home, he began working for The Birmingham News where he was regional manager for more than 40 years. In his spare time, Archie enjoyed bee keeping, farming, hunting, fishing, and all types of sports.
Mr. Ford is survived by his wife, Frances Ford; sons, Teddy Ford (Patti) and Tobby Ford (Cheryl); daughter, Michele Stanford (Craig); step-daughters, Frances Bradley (Everett) and Glenda Striegel; step-sons, Bill Allen and Donnie Lawrence; grandchildren, Jonathan Ford, Jennifer Pugh, Trent Ford (Katie), Trevor Ford (Breanna), Ryan Stanford (McKenzi), and Kelsi Plunkett (Brett); great-grandchildren, Madison Ford, Ethan Currie, Landry Pugh, Rhett Plunkett, Kambrie Plunkett and Brinley Stanford; brothers, Darryl and Ward; sister, Patsey; 16 step-grandchildren, many step-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Mr. Ford was preceded in death by his son, Terry Ford; parents, Jacob and Elizabeth Ford; sisters, Neva and Ethel; and brothers, Everett, Stacy, Warren, and Lester.
Funeral services for Mr. Ford was held on Thursday, Nov., 2, 2023 from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens.
Bowen Funeral Home served the Ford family.
Bowen Funeral Home
981 State Highway 253
Winfield, AL 35594
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