James Collin Ford

  • BORN: November 15, 1945
  • DIED: June 6, 2017
  • LOCATION: Fairfield, Iowa

Obituary – Fairfield

James C. Ford, age 71 of rural Fairfield died at his home on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.
He was born November 15, 1945 in Fairfield, the son of Max Julian and Eva Mae Boyle Ford.
Jim lived most of his life in the Fairfield – Birmingham community. He graduated from Fairfield High School in 1963. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965 until 1967.
He married Linda Schmidt on February 24, 1968 at the Birmingham United Methodist Church.
He worked as a machinist and shipping at Rockwell in Fairfield for 33 years. Upon retirement he worked at Casey's South in Fairfield making pizzas.
He loved fishing, coon hunting, gardening and playing cards.
Deceased family members include his parents, 1 sister Anne Boysen, 1 grandson, his parents and two brothers Max Jr. and Thomas Ford.
Surviving are his wife Linda, 4 daughteres: Marcia ( Tim Murphy ) of Blaine, MN,
Lorraine ( Josh ) Gallerick of Mt.; Pleasant, Pam ( Dwayne ) Regur and Crisi Ford of Fairfield,
1 son Robert ( Nicole ) Ford of Packwood, 12 grandchildren and 1 sister Linda Williams of Birmingham.
A memorial service and Celebration of Life for Jim will be from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. Saturday at the Four Square Church, south of Fairfield on Highway 1. Pastor Jim Cecil will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the family or to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Raymond Funeral Home in Fairfield is assisting the family with arrangements.

Celebration of Life
  • June 10, 2017
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Four Square Gospel Church
  • 1700 Souh Main St.
  • Fairfield, IA 52556
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“ My condolences to all of you. I have been thinking of you and keeping you all in my prayers. Love you always. ”

Posted by: Emily MacEachern - Muscatine, IA

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