J.P. Ford (10-29-11) service 11-1-11



J.P. Ford

J.P. Ford was born in Hardin County, on Nov. 10, 1939, the son of the late John Lon and Martha Connie Stricklin Ford.

Mr. Ford was a self-employed mechanic and did auto body work.

He departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Hardin Medical Center in Savannah, at the age of 71 years, 11 months and 19 days.

Mr. Ford is survived by one son, Randy Ford of Milledgeville; two daughters, Nancy Scott of Enville, Tenn.; and Kimberly Loving of St. Louis, Mo.; a special adopted daughter, Rosanna Sharp and her husband Barry of Savannah and their children Gregory and Isaac Sharp; two step-sons, Everell (Scooter) Billadeau of Hurst, Texas and David Barthel of St. Louis, Mo.; 12 grandchildren, Randy McGee, Jr., Kara (JoJo) Clay, Travis Haynes, R.J. , Tiara Thompson, Nakia, Kalea, Kia, Jessica Wahl, Rhonda Brethour, Angel Scott and Sarah Scott; two step-grandchildren, Jordan Barthel and Marisela Barthel; two great-grandchildren, Dylan Cole McGee and Sahara Thompson; one step-great-grandchild, Isabella Shaw Layman; three brothers, Hubert and Vernon Ford, both of Savannah, and Henry Ford of New Carlisle, Ind.; three sisters, Romie Hall of Lutts, Tenn., Naomi Pfeffer of Toano, Va. and Sue Dodd of Savannah.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by five sisters, Lizzie Vernet Qualls, Lillie Henson, Mary Scott, Fannie Tabscott and Murtle Ford and three brothers, Robert, William and John Ford.

Services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Larry Burbank officiating. Burial followed in the Fielder Cemetery at Hardin County.