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Edsel O'Dell Ford

April 25, 1933 — November 30, 2023

Kennedale

 

Edsel Ford, devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, died on November 30, 2023, at the age of 90. He brought a strength to this world that will be forever missed.

Visitation: Monday, December 4, 2023, at 12pm, Emerald Hills Funeral Home, Kennedale, Tx.

Funeral Service: Monday, December 4, 2023, at 1pm, Emerald Hills Funeral Home, Kennedale, Tx.

Edsel was born on April 25, 1933, in Wake,TX,to Edith and Cecil Ford. When he was 18 years old, he met the love of his life, Minnie Lee Anderson, and married on October 12, 1951. They celebrated 61 years of marriage together until Minnie’s passing in March 2013.

He was a craftsman who enjoyed building, fixing, and working with his hands. Edsel loved watching sports, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends. He led prayer before every family meal, had a smile and a laugh that could warm you, and gave you a feeling of security whenever you were in his presence.

His Family was his greatest joy, and he gave them a loving, secure home – which was the center of years of large family gatherings, celebrations, and touching moments.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Ford; son, Dewayne; parents, Cecil and Edith Ford

, and 5 siblings.

Edsel is survived by his 3 daughters Deborah Oden, Diane Clower, and Donna Hardin; grandchildren Joel, Jacob, Britney, Kristen, James, Taylor, Zach, and Eric; and great grandchildren Jaden, Abbey, Cadence, Maddi, Tate, and Minnie.

We love you Papa, thank you for always being proud of us and the lessons you taught us.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, December 4, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Emerald Hills Funeral Home & Memorial Park

500 Kennedale Sublett Rd, Kennedale, TX 76060

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Funeral Service

Monday, December 4, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Emerald Hills Funeral Home & Memorial Park

500 Kennedale Sublett Rd, Kennedale, TX 76060

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Burial

Monday, December 4, 2023

2:00 - 2:15 pm (Central time)

Emerald Hills Funeral Home & Memorial Park

500 Kennedale Sublett Rd, Kennedale, TX 76060

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