Wayne E. Ford
June 20, 1948  -  June 25, 2018

Wayne E. Ford

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I served in the Navy.

Wayne E. Ford, 70, was born June 20, 1948 in Portales, NM to Arthur and Luella Ford. He passed away in Hobbs, NM on June 25, 2018 after a 4-year battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

He graduated from Hobbs High School in 1966 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1967-1970. He lived in Hobbs over 60 years. He retired from New Mexico Electric after 30 years of service and had worked for Watson Truck & Supply for many years as a certified mechanic. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed rock collecting. He loved to barbeque on his patio for family and friends. Wayne was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

Wayne is survived by his wife Barbara of Hobbs; his son, Mike Ford and wife Isabel of Hobbs; his daughter, Marlena Bushway and husband Don of Hobbs; a brother, Eddie Ford and wife Mary of Springtown, TX; a sister, Barbara Lou Williams and husband Richard of Hobbs; his grandchildren, Jacob (Monique) Ford, Eric (Diana) Ford, Dallas (Artie) Jenkins, Randal Hall, Annedee Bushway, and Summer Bushway; four great-grandsons; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; A. E. “Tommy” Ford and Luella Carrol.

The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice for their loving care of their dad and husband, also, his medical doctors; Dr. Lenard Wagner and Dr. Carlos Revelo. The family requests in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association.


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  1. Joy Simmons Burke
    Corpus Christi, TX

    Barbara and family, I'm so very sorry to hear about Wayne's passing. My heart breaks for you and our prayers are with you all. God bless and comfort you.

    Jim & Joy Burke



  3. Chad Dickerson
    Cedar Hill, TX

    Barbara and family, I was so sorry to hear of Wayne's loss. My brother Danny Dickerson considered you both his great friends.

  4. John Windle
    Hobbs, NM

    I'm sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Wayne on Sanger St. when I was on the line crew.

  5. Bill and Cherry James
    Jal, NM

    So sorry for your loss.

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