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Kirk Benedict Ford
December 12, 1953 ~ December 27, 2022 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Kirk Benedict Ford, 69, of Bastrop went to the Lord on Tuesday, December 27, 2022. He was born December 12,1953 in Shelby, Ohio to Dewey and Helen Ford.
Visitation will be at 1:00 pm, one hour prior to service. Service will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Gipson Pendergrass People's Mortuary, 109 NW 1st St in Smithville, with Dale Burke officiating. Burial will follow in Bastrop's Clearview Cemetery.
Kirk Benedict Ford is survived by his three daughters, Anna Marie Parker and husband Robert Smith, Stephanie Ann Parker-Guajardo, Cassie Dwan Parker; 12 grandchildren,1 great grandchild and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Gayle Ford; his father Dewey Franklin Ford; his mother, Helen Irene Ford; his brother, Charles Ford.
Kirk, "Aka Ben & Papaw," loved his children and grandchildren and always enjoyed spending time with his family. He was known for his great brilliance and charisma. As well as the wisdom and love he poured into his family. He enjoyed telling stories of his time he served in the Army and his love for the Almighty Heavenly Father. He always had a "noogie noogie" ready for you and a joyful chuckle right after. He was thrilled to be able to teach the game of chess to each one of his grandchildren. For they brought him much delight and he made sure they always knew it. He always challenged and applied himself to the fullest. After retiring, he succeeded in obtaining higher education and pursuing his bachelors in Psychology, with honors and was named to dean's list.
He loved studying about Ancient Egypt and collected its artifacts and decor, which he proudly showcased in his library.
Ben especially will be remembered for his wittiness and jolly soul. He will be missed dearly by family and friends.