Hunter Kyle Ford, 2001–2021

Hunter Kyle Ford, 2001–2021SPOKANE, WA,—Hunter Kyle Ford of Spokane, Washington, went to be with Jesus April 6 2021. Hunter was diagnosed with leukemia on March 2, 2021 and fought courageously for 36 days against the disease that ultimately took his life at the age of 19. 

Services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at First Baptist Church, Lockney, Texas with graveside services immediately following at the Lockney Cemetery, where Hunter will be laid to rest near his paternal grandparents. 

Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Lockney. 

An additional service will be held in Spokane, Washington, at a date to be determined.

Hunter is survived by his parents, Ryan and Summer Ford; his brother, Holt, age 21; and his sister, Hannah, age 18, all of Spokane, Washington. Hunter is also survived by his grandmother Janis Lax, and great-grandmother Nita Lax of Burkburnett, Texas. Hunter is blessed with a large extended family with numerous, uncles, aunts, and cousins that knew and loved him. Hunter is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Steve Lax of Burkburnett, and paternal grandparents, Ray and Ann Ford of Lockney, Texas.

Hunter was born May 7, 2001 in San Antonio, Texas, to Ryan and Summer Ford. He spent the first 16 years of his life in Texas, where he was very active in youth football and baseball. His many friendships built in Texas remain to this day. 

The Ford family moved to Spokane, Washington in 2017. Hunter attended Mead High School, where he lettered in baseball and graduated in 2020. Hunter was a freshman at Washington State University, studying criminal justice. 

Hunter had a light and love of life that was clearly visible to all who knew him. He loved baseball, fishing, camping out with his friends, snowboarding, anything outdoors, and his Sigma Chi Fraternity brothers at WSU.

Hunter had an incredible sense of humor and a sharp wit that endeared him to his family, friends, teachers, and all that knew him. Hunter was a true servant leader, and the love of Jesus was clearly in him and exhibited towards others. 

Hunter is truly unforgettable to all that knew him, even if only for a short while. There are several ways to honor him and his amazing life legacy. In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to the “Hunter Ford Memorial Scholarship” at give.wsu.edu or sent to the WSU Foundation, P. O. Box 641925, Pullman, WA 99164-1925. This endowed scholarship will give cancer survivors assistance in continuing their education at Washington State University.

Another way to honor Hunter and help those battling Leukemia is to donate blood to your local blood bank or register to be a stem cell donor at bethematch.org. 

Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.

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