Walter “Putty” Ford, 73, passed away on May 19, 2021, at his residence. He was born to Henry Ford and Nellie Mae Leonard on February 4, 1948. Visitation will be on Friday May 28, 2021, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Wolf Funeral Services, Morton, MS. There will be a visitation on Saturday, May 29, 2021, from 11:00 AM until 11:50 AM with services following at 12:00 PM at Union Grove M.B. Church in Forest, MS, with Rev. Sheldon Thomas officiating. Burial will be at Lovelady Cemetery, Forest, MS, under the direction of Wolf Funeral Services, Morton, MS.
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Walter lived in Chicago, IL before moving to Forest in 2004. He served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam Era.
Walter is preceded in death by his parents Henry and Nellie Ford; first wife, Ernestine Ford;and two sisters, Bettie Ford and Nellie Ford. He is survived by his wife Flossie Hayes-Ford of Forest, MS; one daughter Andrea Ford, Arlington, TX; five sons, Satarie King of VA, Tenry Cameron of Jackson, MS, Walter Ford, Jr. of Chicago, IL, Walter Kristopher Ford of Saucier, MS, Xavier Hayes, of Forest, MS; two sisters, Lottie Louise Hobson of Milwaukee, WI, Stella Pinkston of Milwaukee, WI; one brother Jessie Lee Ford of Ludowici, GA; fifteen grandchildren, one great grandchild; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
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