Ted Erwin Densford, 79, of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, August 19th, 2017 in his home in Horseshoe Bend.
He was born in Memphis, Tennessee on May 17, 1938, son of the late Alice May (Boaz) and Carl Cephens Densford. Ted spent his life as a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was united in marriage to Joyce Bullington on June 1, 1979 at Berean Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Ted served four years in the United States Navy as a member of the Bugle and Drum Corps during Basic Training and then as a Radio Operator on a P2-V7 reconnaissance aircraft and received the Blue Nose Certificate for crossing the Arctic Circle. After his tenure in the Navy he worked as a manager with AT&T for 33 and-a-half years. He was a member of Franklin Baptist Church in Franklin, Arkansas and volunteered for the Royal Ambassadors and Boy Scouts.
Ted lived a full life and enjoyed many different activities. He loved golfing and if he could not go out and play he would be watching it at home. Woodworking was another one of Ted's favorite activities and he made many different pieces for his family, friends and church. Ted loved playing Chess and Scrabble with his family and especially beating the grandchildren. His family said less than five people had beaten him at Scrabble. He loved tractors and his farm and always looked forward to going to the farm. Some of his other favorite activities with his family included, camping, fishing, swimming, dancing, singing, watching football, woodworking and barbecuing.
Ted is survived by his wife, Joyce Densford; daughter, Barbara Sue Densford Jackson and husband Robert of Cartersville, Georgia; sons, David Mitchell Densford and wife Anita of Long Island, New York; Charles Turner Densford and wife Jill of Dallas, Texas; Carl Price Densford and wife Heather of Las Vegas, Nevada; and Patrick Lee Densford and fiancé Meagan of Shalimar, Florida; sisters, Peggy Kibbe and husband Lee of Bedford, Texas; Kay Hance and husband Edwin of Searcy, Arkansas; and Dianne McMahan and husband Bill of Heber Springs, Arkansas; daughter-in-law, Jackie Densford of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jackson, Lena Jackson, Elias Densford, Gabriel Densford, Allan Densford, Christopher Densford and Spencer Densford; seven step-grandchildren, Mia Venrick, Alex Duncan, Isabella Mireles, Dilyn Arnold, Makayla Kelly, Yanik Williams and Chris Ryle and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alice and Carl Densford; first wife, Lena Frances Densford; sister, Carlene Hopkins; brother, Leonard Densford; and stepmother, Ernestine Densford; stillborn grandchildren, Mary Frances Jackson and Logan Mitchell Jackson.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 22, 2017 beginning at 12:00 PM at Franklin Baptist Church in Franklin, Arkansas with Bro. Jeff McAnally and Dr. Alan Winberry officiating. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM prior to the service.
Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas and donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans organization.