Bay City, Michigan
David Deford age 87 was called home by the Lord on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born November 3, 1928 in Bay City to the late Lewis J. and Florence M. (Chapman) Deford. He married Dora Haight and she predeceased him. David served our country in the U.S Navy and retired as a Truck Driver for Bay City Milling. He was a member of United Methodist Church of Houghton Lake and enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing and going to the casino. Surviving are two children; Dr. Robert J. Sr. (Jeannie) Giannaris, Cheryl M. (Stewart) Naiman and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Donald (Sally) Deford, David’s significant other, Eileen Didyk and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Michael E. Deford, three brothers; Robert, Walter & Earl and four sisters; Edith Ahler, Evelyn Fowler, Fran Erody and Marjorie VanOcten. Funeral and committal service will take place Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home. Officiating will be Sally Deford followed by military honors by the Bay County Veteran’s Council. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.