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Jack Ford Sr., brother of local

Jack Samuel Ford Jr died January 8, 2012. He was born in Brunswick, GA to Jack Ford Sr and Edna Mae Ford and raised in Kissimmee. After graduating from Osceola High School, he moved to Tallahassee to attend college. Upon marrying Antonette L. Walker in Pensacola, they moved to Ft. Lauderdale. In 1992 he joined the United States Navy and moved first to California then to Norfolk, VA where his son Jack Samuel Ford III was born.

Mr. Ford continued his work as a dental tech until completion of dental repair school in 2000. He then moved his family to Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and his military career then moved his family to Middleburg, then to Naples, Italy and finally to Green Cove Springs. Jack retired as a bio-med tech in July 2009 and the most important aspect of his life was his devoted family. He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include loving wife Antonette; son JackĀ  III; daughter JNais and mother Edna Mae Ford; brother Frank (Cathy) Ford Sr; sisters Bettye (Hugh) Holmes, Mary Ford Washington, Eloise Ford of Macclenny, Mary Ford and Connie Ford; many nieces and nephews and extended family.

The funeral service was held Friday, January 13 at the NAS JAX Chapel at 11:00 am. Interment followed at Ronnie Van Zant Park in Green Cove Springs. Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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