Bobby D. Ford

June 18, 1936 - February 12, 2020
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Bobby D. Ford, 83, of Parsons, died at 7:41 A.M., Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Labette Health.

He was born June 18, 1936, in Eagle Grove, IA, a son of Fredrick and Juanita (Holzer) Ford. He grew up in Eagle Grove and attended school there, graduating from the Eagle Grove High School in 1954. He was employed at the Fareway grocery store and drove a truck for the former Umthum Trucking. Later, he moved to Boca Raton, FL and worked as a supervisor at the Boca Raton Hotel and Club for twenty years. He retired and moved to Parsons on December 16, 1996.

He was a coin collector and volunteered with Meals on Wheels. He also enjoyed walking his dogs.

Survivors include: one son – Bradley Ford, and his wife, Lisa, Kernersville, NC; three daughters – Jennifer Sanborn-Harper, and her husband, Ross, Parsons, KS, Pamella “Pam” Ford, and her husband, John Hayden, Boston, MA, Christine Gavin, and her husband, Todd, Manchester, IA; eleven grandchildren – Caitlyn Hayden, Boston, MA, Nicholas Sanborn, Parsons, KS, Chase Sanborn, Parsons, KS, Emma Harper, Parsons, KS, Brody Gavin, Manchester, IA, Bailey Gavin, Manchester, IA, Ben Gavin, Champaign, IL, Christopher Ford, NC, Joey Ford, NC, Brandon Ford, NC, Micah Tiblier, NC; three great-grandchildren; one brother – Eugene Ford, Grand Junction, CO; one sister – Louise Peak, Parsons, KS.

Bobby was preceded in death by three brothers – Ted Ford, George Ford and Dale Ford; and one sister – Emma Thelda Ford, who died as a child.

No services are planned at this time. Memorials are suggested to Meals on Wheels and may be left at or mailed to the Carson-Wall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. Online condolences may be left at