Walter L. FordMay 13, 1940 ~ June 26, 2017 (age 77)
A Celebration of Life for W. L. Ford, 77, of Longview will be 10:30 Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Lakeview Baptist Church, E. FM 2011, with Bro. Ted White officiating. Burial will be in Stewart Cemetery under the direction of Welch Funeral Home.
W. L. was born May 13, 1940, passed away June 26th, 2017, surrounded by his family at Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center after battling pneumonia.
W. L. is survived by his wife of 58 years, Maxie Ford; his children, Stephen Ford and Carolyn Hines and husband Nick; and two grandchildren, Brianna Hines Emfinger and husband, Ryan and Wyatt Lane Hines. Mr. Ford was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence L. Ford and Hulene Lolar Ford; and brothers Brian Ford, Larry Ford, Jerry Ford, and Royce Ford.
W. L. served in the military when he turned 17, until he was 19, and was stationed in Germany. W.L. loved to fish and hunt. He was a man that never got lost in the woods. He also spent a lot of his time gardening and working on broken lawnmowers. He was the greatest story teller that ever lived and always had a joke to tell, easy money.
The family requests memorials be made to Lakeview Baptist Church, 10522 E. FM 2011, Longview, Texas 75603.