Jerry Maurice Ford
September 1, 1942 – November 20, 2020
Jerry Maurice Ford, age 78, of Beaumont, Texas passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020. Jerry was born September 1, 1942 to and Elzie Maurice and Betty Ford.
Jerry grew up in Beaumont and went to French High School. After graduating, he joined the Navy. After returning to Beaumont, Jerry began work in the auto industry doing everything from mechanics and restorative work to sales. He loved fixing up and restoring vehicles, as well as taking his family to car shows. But Jerry's true love was spending time with his family and playing with his grandkids. He also adored his dog, Sassy. Jerry was a kind hearted man who always had a smile on his face.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Darrolynn Ford; son Charles Cox Jr. and wife Vicki; son Tony Wayne Cox; daughter Jana Ford Day and husband Keith; and sister Jan Butler and husband Tully. Jerry also leaves behind his grandchildren Krystle, Cody, Kate, Hanna, Noah, Travis, Tyler, Alexis, Keiten, and Jarren, and great grandchildren Ethan, Graham, Luke, Kassidy, Nora, Evan, Madeline, Davion, Daxton, and Brynn to cherish his memory.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and son Jerry Ford Jr.
A Gathering of Family and Friends for Jerry will be held Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 4:00 PM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 4955 Pine, Beaumont, Texas 77703. A Celebration of Jerry's Life will occur Monday, November 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4950 Pine, Beaumont, Texas 77703 in the Parkview Garden, with his burial to follow.
Serving as pallbearers are Keith Day, Jarren Day, Tyler Cox, Kele Arteaga, Mark McCarthy, Noah Jesco, Cody Cox, Tully Butler and Chuck Alford.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestlawnmpfh.com for the Ford family.
- Elzie Maurice Ford, Father (deceased)
- Betty Ford, Mother (deceased)
- Darrolynn Ford, Wife
- Charles Cox Jr. (Vicki), Son
- Tony Wayne Cox, Son
- Jerry Ford Jr., Son (deceased)
- Jana Ford Day (Keith), Daughter
- Jan Butler (Tully), Sister
- Mr. Ford also leaves behind his grandchildren Krystle, Cody, Kate, Hanna, Noah, Travis, Tyler, Alexis, Keiten, and Jarren, and great grandchildren Ethan, Graham, Luke, Kassidy, Nora, Evan, Madeline, Davion, Daxton, and Brynn to cherish his memory.
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- Keith Day
- Jarren Day
- Tyler Cox
- Kele Arteaga
- Mark McCarthy
- Noah Jesco
- Cody Cox
- Tully Butler
- Chuck Alford, Honorary
A Gathering of Family and Friends
Sunday, November 22, 2020
A Celebration of Jerry's Life
Monday, November 23, 2020
Jerry Maurice Ford
November 22, 2020
Jerry was such a beautiful person who always had a smile on his face . My Mom (Aunt Tot) said that even when he was a baby he always had that beautiful smile. We had so many fun times at our Pop's house in Bland Lake. When we were young and riding somewhere in the car, Jerry would amaze us all by naming evey car that passed with the right name. He was always kind and loving. His family was blessed to have him as husband and father and we were blessed to have him as our cousin and nephew. Go rest high on that mountain Jerry.
November 22, 2020
Jerry was my first cousin. Only 3 mo. difference in our age. I remember all the fun times we had growing up. I made several trips to Bland Lake with them to visit Aunt Betty's dad. Jerry, Jan & I would go to the lake & go swimming. He will be dearly missed. Sending my love & prayers to his family.
November 21, 2020
Janna, Keith and family - so sorry for your loss. Praying that God will give you extra strength during this time. Love you and cherish all the good times you spent with him. Love y’all!