Cover photo for James "Jim" Everette Ford's Obituary
James "Jim" Everette Ford Profile Photo
1928 James "Jim" 2022

James "Jim" Everette Ford

May 3, 1928 — January 22, 2022

Gastonia--James "Jim" Everette Ford, Sr., 93, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Greece, New York on May 3, 1928 to the late Andrew and Minetta Snyder Ford.

Jim was a truck driver for Akers Motor Lines for many years and later served as the Safety Director for Quality Exchange. He was a volunteer firefighter for the New Hope Volunteer Fire Department.

He had a great sense of humor and was a wonderful storyteller. Jim never met a stranger and was always upbeat and happy. One thing he truly enjoyed doing was buying and selling cars–he probably owned almost every kind of car in his lifetime!

He was a devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend who will be greatly missed.

Left to cherish his memory includes his loving children, Michael Thomas Ford, Carla Ford Winters (John), James "Jimmy" Everette Ford, Jr., Edith Ford, and Mike Ford; grandchildren: Aubrey Overman, Alisha Cann (Lane), Anna Winters, Eric Winters, Michael Ford, Melissa Ford, Alex Kremer, Owen Kremer; great-grandchildren: Lauren Overman, Ella Cann, Rileigh Mull, Jordan Ford, Joshua Ford, James Tarson; his only surviving sibling, Andrew Ford of Rochester, New York, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The service for the family will be private. Interment will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Corfu, New York.

Condolences may be made to

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia (704) 864-5144 is serving the family.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James "Jim" Everette Ford, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 7

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree