Athens Review, Athens, Texas

Obituaries

June 24, 2013

Woodrow Wilson Ford, Jr.

Athens — ATHENS-Services for Woodrow Wilson Ford, Jr., 74, Athens, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Joe Hall officiating.

Mr. Ford went to be with the Lord June 24, 2013 in Athens.

He was born Aug. 19, 1938 in Monterey, Tenn. to the late Woodrow Wilson and Waltha Elizabeth Conley Ford.  Woodrow served a 29-year tenure at Curtis Mathes Manufacturing/Harvey Industries. After retiring, Woodrow enjoyed spending winters fishing at Port Aransas. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and served four years in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife Raquel Jaure Ford. Raquel and Woodrow celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 4, 2013. He is also survived by: his daughter Rachel Rushing and husband Gary, Lawton, Okla.; son Woodrow Wilson Ford, III and wife Paula, Tryon, Okla.; sister Norma Jean HrBek and husband Howard, Greenville, S.C.; grandchildren Elizabeth Marie Ford, Amber Rushing, Heather Henry, McKayla Anne Rushing, Arianna Nicole Rushing, Aileasha Dianne Ford Copeland and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday,  1 p.m. until service time.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.

You may leave a message of condolence, or light a memorial candle for the family at www.carroll-lehr.com

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