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Richard Ford

NAME OF DECEASED: Richard Ford AGE: 92 With great sorrow, the family of Richard Ford of Cullowhee announce that he went home to be with the Lord on April 8th, 2019. He proudly served his country as a WWII and Korean War veteran. He is survived by his loving wife, Emily of 66 years, and daughters Diana Taylor of North Dakota and Merry Dobbe of Alabama and son Richard A. Ford of Oklahoma. Richard was also blessed with 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren who loved him and called him Pop. Funeral Arrangements are pending with Appalachian Funeral Services in Sylva. He will be interred with full military honors at the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA.

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Dear Emily and family, We are so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Although semi-expected we never know when. We are also sorry we were out of town and couldn't be there in person for you, our neighbors of many years. Dick was always a gentleman and friend in loaning us tools etc. He also provided great assistance in our Caney Fork community when we were getting it going again. Hope to see you soon. Love to all.

Curt & Ann Apr 16 2019 12:00 AM

Emily I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. I have missed seeing you at East Sylva. Love Judy McConnell

Judy McConnell Apr 15 2019 12:00 AM

Emily And Family, Very sorry for your Loss. May God be with you during this difficult time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Remember all the good times You had together. Richard was a great person. Love, Peggy C. Jones

Peggy Crawford Jonea Apr 14 2019 12:00 AM

Aunt Emily, I'm so sorry to hear of Uncle Dick's passing. My heart goes out to you and Lynn and Merry and Rick, and all the grandchildren. I have fond memories of him. He was a good man. God rest his soul until we see him again. Love, Shell

Michelle Hess Apr 12 2019 12:00 AM

Mrs Emily I am so very sorry !i am sure you feel lost. If there is anything I can do please let me know ! He was a gem ! I Love You, Kareen

Kareen Henson Ogle Apr 10 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs. Ford, It is with a sad heart that we hear about Mr. Ford's passing. You and Mr. Ford were very good to our daddy, Glenn Cantiberry. Daddy and Wanza, both, enjoyed your friendship so much and reminisced about visiting y'all often. I like to imagine Daddy and Mr. Ford are finding time in heaven to "chew the fat" about recreational vehicles. God bless you.

Claudia and the family of Glenn Cantiberry Apr 9 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Emily and family, we are sad Dick has left us but he is healed and has a new body! We will always cherish the great times we had as a group especially our trip to Mexico. Dick was the leader of the convoy headed south of the border. He was so fun with his walkie talkie...telling us we needed to keep up with him. The experience was wonderful and and what a time we had. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and we pray for strength and comfort in the coming days...much love to you all! Debbie and Jim Hage

Debbie Hage Apr 9 2019 12:00 AM

Dearest Em: Dick was special, as are you! Joan & I always thought the world of you both. I am so sorry for your loss, but as you & I have talked, you will be together again one day. Extending my heartfelt sympathies to you, Lynn, Merry, Rick and all the family. Love, Betsy

Elizabeth Eustice Apr 9 2019 12:00 AM

my heart goes out to each and everyone of the Ford family ... I am sure my mom has found Dick and both are having a amazing time with our Lord ... please let us know ... if there is anything the Muff family can do for the Ford family during this time ... psalm 46 1-5: God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. There is a RIVER whose STREAMS make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day ...

michelle muff Apr 9 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Ford

michelle muff Apr 9 2019 12:00 AM

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