The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

July 29, 2013

Marvin J. “Jack” Ford

Published 7-29-13


Enid News and Eagle

CANTON, OK — Graveside service for Marvin J. “Jack” Ford, age 87, of Canton, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Garden Chapel at Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Lesly Broadbent will officiate. Arrangements are under direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Jack was born January 15, 1926, in Oakwood, OK, to Ambus and Eunice Rankin Ford and passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Oklahoma Veterans Center in Clinton.

He was raised in the Oakwood community, where he attended school. He entered in the U.S. Navy and served during WWII, Korean Conflict and Vietnam, retiring after 28 years. He was a nuclear inspector.

He married Donita McCants and was married for 35 years. She passed away on August 14, 1987.

He worked as a foreman for George E. Failing Co. for 20 years.

He is survived by his children, Marvin J. Ford II of Reno, Nevada, Patricia Witkowski of Ringwood, OK, LaVonna Jo Emmerson of Longdale, OK, and Donita “DeeDee” Baze of Stillwater, OK; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Ford of Utah and Willie Ford of Fairview; one sister, LaVona Day of California; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son Butch Ford.

(Submitted by family)