Ford, Earl

Earl A. Ford, 78, of Clovis died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Evansville, Ind., to Earl Anderson and Gladys Hayhurst Ford. He married Ruth Mendoza on Jan. 7, 1947, in El Paso, Texas. He was a longtime Clovis resident. He came to Clovis to set up the West Texas Lucerne Milk Co. delivery system. He worked for Safeway Stores, Inc. as a truck driver for 31 years, retiring in 1987.

Family members said he loved to work on cars.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Allen Keith Ford; a brother, Billy Allen Ford; and a sister, Marion Shekell.

He is survived by his wife; four sons, Andy Ford (and wife, Trudi) of Clovis, Thomas Ford (Cindy) of Fort Worth, Texas, Billy Ford of Clovis and Daniel “Dutch” Ford (Judy) of Lubbock; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren
Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens.

The Rev. Jason Schwope will officiate services.

Mark Harrison, Jay Queener, Daryl Ward, Jim Tidenberg, Jimmy Looney and Andy Ford will serve as pallbearers.

Arraignments are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home.