Funeral services for Marvin V. Ford were at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden with the Rev. Bill Crider, the Rev. Brian Mercer and the Rev. Larry Taylor officiating. Interment followed at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family received friends from 12:30 p.m. until service Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015.
Marvin was born August 15, 1928, in Evergreen and finished his earthly journey Feb. 12, 2015, in Minden.
He served his country in the United States Army in Korea. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Builders Sunday School Class. He was a man of many talents, master carpenter and clock repair technician, retired construction superintendent and owner of Ford’s Clock Shop. Marvin was a quiet man who didn’t want attention drawn to himself. He always put others first, especially taking care of his family. He was a man of integrity and high morals.
He was a regular attendee of the Webster Council on Aging where he made many friends.
His parents, Macon and Rosamond Kirkley Ford preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Mattie Ryan Ford of Minden; sons, Jay S. Ford and wife, Deborah of Ft. Worth, Texas, Rusty Holtzclaw and wife, Ronni of Minden and Mickey Holtzclaw of Minden; extended family, Jody and Lynn Herren of Minden; sisters, Jean Frye of Minden and Sharon Hollis of Beaumont, Texas; grandchildren, Angela Lilly and husband, Greg and Slade Holtzclaw; several great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
The family extends a special thanks to the Rev. Bill Ichter, Becky Alvarez, APRN at the VA Hospital, Minden Medical Center, Town and Country Health and Rehab, Dr. Max Stell, Dr. Michael Chanler and Gamble Hospice.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Children’s Building Fund or donor’s choice.