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Funeraria del Angel Roy Akers

515 North Main Ave, San Antonio, TX

OBITUARY

Buddy F. Ford

July 27, 1944June 19, 2019
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Buddy F. Ford went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the age of 74. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 27, 1944 to his late mother, Joyce Flores. He was a dedicated businessman. He cared about and was respected by the community. He owned many different successful businesses over the past fifty years, the most well-known being Texas Towing. Buddy was a loving and caring son, husband, father, and grandfather. He will be missed but never forgotten.

He is preceded in death by his mother; and his wife of 40 years, Barbara Kothman.

His beloved survivors are his son, Buddy F. Ford Jr. and his wife, Kitty; his son, Paul Ford and his wife, Jill; his daughter, Wendy Kothman; and his son, Jeffrey Kothman and his wife, Carol; his grandchildren, Brandon Ford, Dillon Ford, Jonathan Ford, Roxy Austin, and Cameron Kothman; his sister, June Preslar and her husband, Richard; his nieces, Jennifer and her husband Tyler with their son Logan, Ashley, and Robin; and his extended family and friends.

The family will be receiving friends for a Memorial Service on Wednesday, July 10th at Roy Akers Funeral Home – 515 N. Main Ave. 78205 from 5PM to 9PM, with a service to begin at 6:30 PM.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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Bobby Joslyn

July 10, 2019

In high school I knew Buddy as Buddy Flores & he was a great guy that everyone liked. Such a loss to the world.

Wendy Kothman

July 10, 2019

Wendy Kothman

July 10, 2019

Wendy Kothman

July 7, 2019


You believed in an afterlife.

Thinking about all of that talk of one day being with Mother again. “In a better place, where you’d be a better man...”
Heaven help the angels if it’s true ;)

True Blue: Your life knew a lot of love, a lot of dreams came true, and all of the pets liked you best.

RIP Papa

Wendy Kothman

July 4, 2019

Teaching me to drive.

A thirty foot Lincoln Mark IV. You told me to pull into the gas station - after about two minutes of being behind the wheel of a car... a boat of a car. It wasn’t easy, and yes, I know that gas tanks can explode. You were freaking out, and wanted to take over. I was frustrated, and thought it would be better once we got on the road.

The first light was fine, and I didn’t know why you were getting so worked up... It was when we were stopped at the second light that you got out of the car. The light turned green, the car behind us honked, and I slowly stepped on the gas.

I spotted you in the rear view mirror, I’ll never forget the look on your face... as you grew smaller... I needed to turn around! Wasn’t ready to pull into anywhere again, no, I needed to stay on the road. As I made my way to Austin Hwy and a giant U-turn, you ran to a phone booth and called home.

I cruised back down the road making a right turn into the neighborhood, and two more turns to our street. I pulled up and saw mom running out of the house, pulling rollers from her long brown her hair. A little panicked, I informed her that we needed to go get Buddy.

Mother slid behind the wheel, gearshift in one hand, hairbrush in the other... She was going get you, and I needed to get in the house.

You were a good Pa, a loved Pa. I’m missing you.

Wendy Kothman

July 4, 2019

RIP Pa 💔

Cathy Moreno

July 1, 2019

My heart has been very very sad since the passing of Buddy Ford. It has been very hard in the office going from every day seeing and hearing from Buddy to now missing him. Not a day goes by that I don't wish we could still receive one of many of his phone calls. Whether Buddy was out of town or at home or driving he always made sure to call and check on us. One thing he always said "If these guys give you a hard time you make sure to call me and I'll set them straight" . I always liked that about Buddy, he was very protective of us weather it was us getting yelled at by a rude or angry customer or drivers giving us a hard time. I will always remember Buddy never ever said "Good bye" Buddy always said" I will see you later" and to me that made Buddy very unique. It has been an awesome experience working for Buddy Ford for the past 10 years and still counting!! Buddy was different from most and if you didn't know him you would never understand why he was the way he was and why he was so set in his ways. Buddy was never afraid to tell you his opinion, weather you agreed with it OR NOT. And it was up to you if took it and learn from it or brushed it off either way Buddy wasn't afraid of any outcome. One of the many things Buddy always did was make it a point to ask how each and every one of us were doing when he walked through the door. And he might even throw in a joke or two. I would like to give my condolences to his family and friends and to let you'll know that it has been an honor to have met Mr. Buddy Ford. We at Texas Towing will carry his legacy with pride and respect and continued to work every day as if Buddy was still here. One thing for sure Buddy will never ever be forgotten and every day he will be missed. We love you Buddy and we will see you later!!!

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