John "JW" Wesley Ford

June 6, 1937February 27, 2019

John Wesley Ford (JW) age 81 of Mascot, TN, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. He was a member of Three Points Baptist Church. He retired from Gray Hodges Corp after 40 years of service. Preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Rachel Ford. Mr. Ford is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Gary Alexander; grandchildren, Bradley Alexander, Christopher Alexander; great grandchildren, Lynzey Alexander, Emma Alexander, Little Chris Alexander, and Jessie Eshcelbacher. Sister. Lona Ray; nephew Billy Ford and several friends and extended family members. The family will receive friends Saturday March 2, 2019 from 4 to 6 pm at Berry Highland West, 9913 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932. Funeral will follow with Rev. Ruben Wilson officiating. Entombment will be Sunday at 3 pm at Berry Highland West. Condolences may be offered online at


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • Entombment Sunday, March 3, 2019

John "JW" Wesley Ford

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Judy Carr

March 2, 2019

When I was a child JW was hired and stayed at my grandmother's and grandfather's house. My grandfather was sick and needed help. I lived with my grandmother. Later when I grew up and had children I started working at Levi's and worked close to Darlene. I was so tickled to have met up with her and JW. Also we know David Campbell that worked with JW. I am so sorry for your lost JW was a good man. Feel free to email me or on Facebook.