Herbert Dean Ford

Herbert Dean Ford, 81, and “Pop Ford” to all his friends, of White City, died Aug. 20, 2010 at Providence Medford Medical Center.

He was born May 8, 1929, in Elgin, Kansas, to Floyd and Liza Ford. In 1970 he married Mary Ann Pigott. They were married for 30 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952. He worked in wood products for years and retired from Boise Cascade in the 1980s. He loved his family, friends, and cars, not always in that order. He will be missed by all.

He was a longtime member of Rogue Valley Street Rods and one of the original members of Jefferson State Street Rods. He was also a member of the Butte Creek Baptist Church and loved the Lord. His passion was street rods, car shows and swap meets. Over the years he built many awesome street rods.

Survivors include seven children: Mitch Ford, Ron Pigott, Don Pigott, Deborah Carruthers, Lucille Trautman, Bonnie Ellis and June Bradford; three sisters, Vera, Nadine and Agnes, also known as “Shorty”; 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren and a loyal and faithful companion, Dixie Walters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Ford,; two brothers, Aubrey and Irvin; and a sister, Loretta.

A visitation was held Aug. 25 at Hull & Hull Funeral directors with a memorial service Aug. 27 at Butte Creek Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Providence Hospice, 2033 commerce Dr., Medford, OR 97604. Please visit the family guest book at www.since1928hull.com

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