John Robert Ford, 85, of Blue Springs, Missouri was born April 3, 1935 in Dover, Missouri, the son of John R. and Agnes L. (McCorkindale) Ford, Sr. He departed this life Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at the Shangri-La Care Center in Blue Springs, Missouri.
John grew up in Dover, Missouri and was a 1955 graduate of the Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri. After graduation he served four years in the United States Coast Guard and was a college graduate of the Kentucky Wesleyan College.
On April 29, 1994, he was united in marriage to Margaret Frances Crawford-Mast in Independence, Missouri.
John was employed as a mechanic for the Greyhound Bus Company retiring from Greyhound in 1997. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Blue Springs and the American Legion Post #21 in Independence, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents.
John is survived by his wife, Margaret Ford of the home; three sons, John (and Tracy) Ford of Lebanon, Tennessee, Brad (and Kim) Ford of LaVergne,Tennessee, and Jesse (and Stephanie) Ford of Wellington, Missouri; two stepdaughters, Michelle (and Gary) Bagby and Melinda (and Dennis) Snyder both of Pleasant Hill; eight grandchildren, Casey Ford, Shyann Ford, Colt Ford, Kendall Ford, Justin Ford, Keith (and Becky) Higgs, Blake Higgs (and fiancé Morgan Hoenshell), and Matt Snyder; and two great grandchildren, Kinley Higgs and Nash Higgs.
Graveside funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 6, 2021, at the Strasburg Cemetery. Reverend Andrew Nelson will officiate. Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Coast Guard and the V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Strasburg Cemetery and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550.