Dale Lee Ford, Sr., 64, of rural Celina, OH died 12:57 p.m. Monday April 3, 2023 at his residence.
He was born April 16, 1958 in Dayton, OH to Arnold and Julina Frances (Coleman) Ford, Sr.
On April 1, 1979 in Dayton, OH he married his grade school sweetheart, Patricia Hunter, who survives.
He is also survived by:
Son, Dale (Alysha) Ford, Jr of Celina, OH
Daughter, Lena (Amy Kuhn) Ford of Celina, OH
2 grandchildren: Dale Ford III and Rylie Ford
Brother, Arnold (Robin) Ford, Jr. of Kentucky
Brother, Randy Ford of Ohio
childhood friend Johnny Johnson of Ohio
sister-in-law Debbie (Mike) Dale of Celina, OH
brother-in-law Bob (Hallie) Hunter of Johnson City, TN
brother-in-law George (Mona) Hunter of Dayton, OH
sister-in-law Linda (David dec'd) Hunter of St. Marys, OH
He was preceded in death by: parents Arnold and Julina Ford, Sr.; sister Kathy Ford; sister Sandy (Ernie) Little; brother-in-law William Hunter, Jr.; brother-in-law David Hunter; parents-in-law William Hunter., Sr. and Margaret (Gene) Feltner
Mr. Ford operated a business that cut and sold firewood and also worked as a handyman.
His favorite pastimes included being outdoors, collecting firearms and drinking a cold beer. More than anything else, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
At his request, his body will be cremated, with no services being planned.
Condolences may be expressed and memories shared with Dale’s family via: www.millerfuneralhomes.net
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Miller Bros. Funeral Directors in St. Marys, OH.