Obituary – Robert Nathaniel Ford (1949 – 2019)


Robert Nathaniel Ford, (aka Bob) of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Sunday, January 20, 2019 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas surrounded by his family. Bob was born July 5, 1949 in Camp Hood, Texas to Robert Ford and Helen (Harding) Ford. He was 69 years old.

Bob proudly served in the U.S. Marines. He was a plane captain during the
Vietnam War. He was responsible for making sure the planes were correctly
maintained and operational. Bob loved to fish and dig in the diamond mines.

Bob leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Anna of the home, children: Carl Potter of Booneville, Arkansas, Steven Potter of Magazine, Arkansas, Robert N. Ford Jr, of Waldron, Arkansas, Tim Potter of Dallas, Texas, Patrick Lee Potter of Atlanta, Georgia, Juanita Cottingham, Elizabeth Keener, Kristina Singleton, and Michelle Singleton all of Waldron, Arkansas, one sister, Sandra Jenkins of Harrison, Arkansas as well as 21 grandchildren. Bob will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted, including a host of friends, extended family, neighbors and loved ones dear to his heart.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Helen Ford.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements and
cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home &
Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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