Curtis Lee Ford

March 21, 1953 ~ December 7, 2019 (age 66)

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Mr. Curtis Lee Ford, 66  of St. Petersburg, FL formerly of Dermott, AR transitioned on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at  Bayfront Health St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, FL.

Curtis was born on March 21,1953 in England, AR to the late Olivia Young and Richard Ford and was reared by Jessie Young Sr. Curtis attended school at Chicot in Lake Village, AR. Curtis joined the US Army after High School where he served 4 years and received an honorable discharged. After returning from the Army, Curtis begin work with the City of Dermott on the street crew where he worked for many years.

Curtis was preceded in death by his loving mother, Olivia Young, his father Richard Ford, his step father, Jessie Young Sr and his beautiful sister Betty Young.

Curtis leaves his children to cherish his memories:Herman L Ford of Benton, AR. Stephanie( Wayne) Matthews of Las Vegas, NV, Sonya Ford( David) of Benton, AR, Sandra( Ricky)Young of Benton and Tina ( Tarell) Rice of Little Rock,AR; 12 grandchildren to cherish his memories: Brian P Greer Jr, Jazland M.M. Campbell, Trevon K Greer, Anylah N. Greer, Amber M Miller, Quinterius D Phillips, Jimmetris D ford, Ryan Young, Reagan Young, Cornitha Rice, Sharell Rice and Tarell Rice Jr.; One great granddaughter Lauren S Winston.

Curtis also leaves to cherish his memories with his siblings: Vertis Mae Bond of St. Louis, MO, Ginel Pittman of Iowa, Johnnie Brown, Tommy Gene Young and Jessie Young Jr of Dermott, AR.and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


If I Could
If I could but see, again your face,
Oh how much my heart would race,
And nothing could ever efface,
The mem’ry of our last embrace.

If I could climb to Heaven’s gate
And just look in to watch awhile,
Then I know I could joyfully wait,
If I could see your happy smile.

If I could hear the song you sing
And your laughter bless my ears,
Then grief would lose its sting
And a smile would dry my tears.

But faith would lose its esteem,
And Heaven’d lose its stealth,
So we must be denied this dream,
If Heaven is to keep its wealth.

- G W (Bill) Marshall 


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Will Lie in Peaceful Repose
December 14, 2019

12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
Calvary #1
1001 west Hazel Street
Dermott, AR 71638

Funeral Service
December 14, 2019

1:00 PM
Calvary #1
1001 west Hazel Street
Dermott, AR 71638

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