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Gerald M. Ford
Gerald M. FordCrossGerald M. Ford, 79 of Richwood, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, November 17, 2018 at his home.

He was born April 26, 1939 in Plain City to the late Samuel Walter “Jack” and Ruth Isabella (Andrews) Ford. He was also preceded in death by a son, Charles A. Ford, a grandson, Joshua Luna, and three sisters, Louella Carr, Mary Wing and Linda Vinson.

On September 16, 1962 he married the former Charlotte A. Hamilton in the First Baptist Church in Richwood and she survives.

He was an active and dedicated member of the First Baptist Church in Richwood where he served in many capacities over the years. A veteran of the Naval Air, he had served in an auxiliary capacity for the Richwood Police Department and was a volunteer firefighter. He worked as a machinist for Marion Power Shovel for 25 years, a job which took him all over the world. He then worked for the former Medco Health Solutions in Dublin. He appreciated music of all kinds. A community minded person, he was a founding member of the Richwood Gun & Game Club. More than anything he loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, James Walter (April L.) Ford, Jason William (Rita) Ford, and  a daughter, Geraldine Marie Luna, all of Richwood; three brothers, Marvin (Vickie) Ford, Columbus; Wayne (Marsha) Ford, Plain City; Charles N. (Vicky) Ford, Russells Point; two sisters, Wilma Blythe, Plain City; Wanda Jarvis, Mt. Gilead; seven grandchildren, Jessica (Shawn Young) Luna; Kayla, Cameron, Chloe, Ethan Levi and Jakob Ford; and two great-grandchildren, Kayden Stepp and Karson Ford.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church, Richwood with Pastor Brian Owens officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans. Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 7 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be given to the First Baptist Church, 101 E. Ottawa Street, P. O. Box 143, Richwood, OH 43344.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

Directions to Claibourne Cemetery




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#1 from: DeeAnn DeBolt Payne
richwood
Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 1:08 PM

Love to you, Charlotte and all. condolences. I just saw him in the veterans video at school. Praise God he is at peace ..praying same for all the Fords



#2 from: Rodger and Darlene Lewis
 
Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 1:38 PM

We are so sorry for your lost.  Keeping you all lifted up in prayer for comfort and peace.



#3 from: Karlis Ezerins
Pensacola, Florida
Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 2:17 PM

Sorry for loss. Gerald was a great man. Prayers to the family.



#4 from: Traci Hoffman
West Mansfield
Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 2:54 PM

Charlotte,I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember him bringing Ms Abby to get her hair done and he could tell stories. You're in my thoughts and prayers.



#5 from: Cena Ladefoged
 
Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 4:30 PM

Sending love and prayers.



#6 from: Karla Wygle
Raymond, Ohio
Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 5:09 PM

My sympathies to you all! I have and will continue to carry my memories of Jerry. He was such a kind man who went out of his way to drive my dad around when he needed it. You all are in my prayers.



#7 from: Bill davis
Ohio
Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 8:09 PM

Charlotte  Geraldine  and family it is with deep sadness that I read of the death of Gerald today I enjoyed being not only a neighbor at one time but also part of the family I will remember him as a strong family man who always had a word of encouragement for everyone. Please know that you are in my thoughts in the days and




#8 from: Amanda Smith
Columbus
Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 10:06 PM

My deepest sympathies to Charlotte and the family. He was such a loving man. Always made me feel welcomed and like he was my own papa. He will be greatly missed.
Love
The Smith family



#9 from: Ronda Hisle
Marysville
Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 10:06 PM

So sorry for the tremendous  loss of Gerald. I know your hearts are hurting. Please know I am lifting you all up in prayer.



#10 from: Paula Kline
La Rue, Ohio
Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 10:51 PM

Gerald was a wonderful man. Charlotte and family you have my deepest sympathy. I will be out of town so I will not make it to the funeral services. I will keep you in my prayers.



#11 from: John hocutt
Addison al
Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 1:55 AM

My deepest sympathies go out to the ford family jim I'm very sorry for your loss



#12 from: Marvina Harmon Shark
Beaufort, NC
Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 7:56 AM

Charollet, I was sorry to see this.  You and your family are in my prayer's.  I know you will miss him.  Again, my prayers are with you all.




#13 from: Tom and Karolyne
 
Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 8:33 AM

So sorry for your loss



#14 from: Shirley & Mike Schmelzer
18 Island View South, Fruitland Park, FL
Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 2:20 PM

So sorry to hear of Gerry''s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all



#15 from: Elma Parish
 
Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 10:54 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Gerry's death, he will be sadly missed. Charlotte i especially feel for you having lost a lifetime mate, I pray for God's peace and direction for you over the next months. Praying for the rest of you too including the grandchildren. Love you all, Elma



#16 from: Tom Miller
Plain City, OH
Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 2:38 PM

Thinking of your family at this time with our sincere condolences.
-Tom Miller, teammate and friend



#17 from: Lynn Joseph
Hoot
Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 4:30 PM

Sending condolence to Charlotte and children.
God has received another angel.
Sorry for your loss.

Lynn Joseph



#18 from: The Ford Family
Richwod, Ohio
Thu, Nov 22, 2018 at 12:22 PM

We, the family would like to thank everyone for their words of love and prayers for our Husband, Dad, and Papa. Your love is felt by all of us.



#19 from: Pat Daymude
 
Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 1:09 AM

Rita and Jason I was saddened to hear of the loss of Jason'father
You are in my thoughts and prayers
Love aunt Pat



#20 from: Linda Niederkohr
Carey O
Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 1:26 PM

In Sympathy.     So sorry for your loss
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.    ....Linda N



#21 from: Dave @ Willa Amstutz
at home
Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 6:09 PM

So sorry to hear of your lose of Jerry, such a good person. Our hearts and prayers for you and your family.



#22 from: Shelly Dixon
Mechanicsburg Ohio
Sat, Nov 24, 2018 at 11:35 AM

I am so sorry for your loss.  Gerald was a good man and he will be missed greatly. Love and prayers for the family.



#23 from: Nikki DeVall-Craft
Mechanicsburg
Sat, Nov 24, 2018 at 9:16 PM

My heartfelt sympathies go out to the Ford family. I really enjoyed working with Gerald previously at Medco. He was a kind hearted person. My prayers are with you Charlotte and family!




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