TOANO - Walter D. "W.D." Ford, 89, passed away on Wednesday, April 2nd, at York Convalescent Center. Born in Rice, VA, he moved to the Hampton Roads area as a young boy and was a resident of Hampton for 80 years. He retired from Newport News Shipyard where he worked in the tool room and prior to that worked at Goodman Hardware. W.D. was a past member of Colonial Place Church of Christ and a present member of Northampton Church of Christ. He was previously a volunteer at Hampton General Hospital and Sentara Careplex Hospital. He was well known as a skilled wood working craftsman. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, June B. Ford. Survivors include three daughters, Karen S. Ford of Newport News, Ford Warren-Hinck (John) of Toano, and Debra DiNunzio (Pat) of Palmyra, PA; three grandchildren, Jeffrey, Erin, and Alex, his brother Howard Ford and sister, Evelyn Tatum. The family will receive friends from 10:30 - 11:30 AM Saturday, April 5, 2014 at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home in downtown Hampton. Immediately following at 11:30 AM, a funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel. Arrangements are by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, 245 S. Armistead Ave in Hampton, 757-723-3191.
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Published in Daily Press on Apr. 3, 2014