07/01/07 — GRANT L. FORD

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June 8, 1920-June 27, 2007

Grant Lester Ford, son of the late Maj. and Bertha Ford, born June 8, 1920, departed this life on Wednesday evening at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Ford was educated in the public schools of Goldsboro.

His work history included chuffing for tobacco buyers' companies, Ford Motor Company, W.P. Rose Company and Fedlon Yarn Company until his retirement.

He had a great passion for bingo, cars, food and money.

His memories will be cherished by his very devoted and humble wife of 49 years, Gladys Ford of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Brenda Ford of Killeen, Texas, Jerry and Myra Raynor of Goldsboro, Maj. Donnell and Sharon Ford of Greenville, Roderick and Shenille Ford of Goldsboro and Kendrick and Sonjia Ford of Charlotte; five daughters and one son-in-law, Vivine Thomas of Goldsboro, Wilma Hamilton of Goldsboro, the Rev. Helen and Mel Reid of Pikeville, Diane Sellers of Mount Olive and Celestine Coley of Goldsboro; two sisters, Doris Williams of Brooklyn, N.Y., Essie Ford of Goldsboro; 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four nephews; a devoted niece, Carolyn Samuel of Brooklyn; one brother-in-law, Linwood Thomas; two devoted sisters-in-law, Geraldine King and Wilheminia Thomas; and a host of other relatives and bingo friends.

His favorite saying was always, "You're gonna hear me today."

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bear Creek Baptist Headquarters, with the Rev. Helen Reid officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery.

A viewing will be from 2-6 p.m. Monday and the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at McIntyre Funeral Home.


Published in Obituaries on July 1, 2007 9:11 AM