James Daryl Ford, age 59, of Mansfield, passed away after a two-and-one-half year battle with cancer.
Jim Ford was born in Chamblee, Ga., to Evelyn Shuttleworth Ford and the late James Walter Ford. He lived in Jasper County and was a member of New Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Mansfield. He was a self-employed painter.
He is survived by his mother, two brothers, and one sister. He is also survived by his adopted family, who loved and cared for him 12 years: Debra and Kevin Glaze; Melinda and Brayden Lewis; Blake, Sabrina and Bentley Malcolm; Edwin and Alicia Allen; Eric, Melissa and Owen McCarthy; Hilda Vaughn; Kyle and Jalene Allen; Lyle and Carroll Allen; Lynn and Scott Allen; and many friends, including Lynn Hudgins, and Dana and William Biddy.
The list of friends could go on and on, because Jim never met a stranger and everyone loved him.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 29 in Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery with Dr. Randal Reese officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Edwin Allen, Eric McCarthy, Casey Lewis, Blake Malcolm, Scott Allen, William Biddy, Wyatt Rabon, Ronnie Griffith, and John Jones.
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