John Ford passed from earth life on April 6, 2020. He was born on May 1, 1933, in Havre de Grace, Maryland, to Mary Blanche Allender (Ford) and Marion S. Ford, both deceased. Also, preceding him in death were his wife, Mary M. Ford, and his daughter, Jessica Loveday. Succeeding him are his son, John R. Ford, and stepson, Billy C. Loveday; grandchildren: Bailey Loveday, Brittani Loveday, and Billy Loveday III; great grandchildren: Gregory Loveday, Grayden Loveday, Roemer Harrison, Caralyn Loveday, and Rosalyn Loveday, all of Gulfport, Mississippi.
During his long and productive 86 years of life, John enjoyed two principal careers. One spanning 40 years in the aerospace (Mace and Titan family of Missiles) and shipbuilding industries (LHA, DD963, DD993, LCAC) and 20 years as the junior partner of Joel Lawson of Integrity Realty and Associates of Snowflake, Arizona.
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