Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Joseph Franklin Ford Jr

January 14, 1948
Phoenix, Arizona
October 18, 2011
Goodyear, Arizona

Joseph (Joe) Franklin Ford, 63, passed away from acute COPD on October 18, 2011 in his hometown of Avondale. Joe was born on January 14, 1948 in Phoenix, Arizona to Buddy and Lois Ford. He attended Avondale Elementary School and Agua Fria Union High School. Joe served his country in the United States Army with a tour of duty in the Vietnam War. His love for the desert, fishing at Alamo Lake, and sharing stories around the campfire are his family's fondest memories.

Joe was preceeded in death by his father, Buddy Ford. He is survived by his mother, Lois Ford; his daughter Ashlynn Ford; his son, Anakin Ford; his sister, Patricia Roderick; and his two nieces, Lori Lozano and Britani Buchan.

A private committal service will be held at a later date at the National Memorial Cemetery of Phoenix. Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Patricia Roderick, 511 East Madden Drive, Avondale AZ 85323.

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  1. Joe, you smile and loving nature will be missed by all of us who knew you well. God Bless you and rest in peace cuz...Brenda Sheets

  2. Joe; you will be missed more than you will ever know. I have many wonderful memories from our childhood and can only wish we could have shared those times during our adult life. I will see you again and perhaps we can relive those moments once again.
    Always your friend Ray
    Raymond Thorn

  3. dad I will miss you forever and there is never a time when you're not on my mind.I know you are not here in human form but you're spirit is with us wherever we go.Dad we all miss you and we cant wait to see you once again. You're Son and Daughter,Ashlynn and Anakin!