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Roderick Ford

Roderick Burden Ford

Wednesday, May 29th, 1929 - Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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Obituary

Roderick Burden Ford, 90, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in Arlington.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday, November 16, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 15, at the funeral home.

Roderick was born on May 29, 1929 in Fort Worth to Ollie Josiah Ford and Mattie Eliza Ford. As a lifelong resident in Arlington, he was a member of the Arlington Community Church. Roderick graduated from Arlington High School in the class of 1946, and was one of the first male cheerleaders for the school. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps serving during WWII and the Korean War. Roderick owned the flooring company Carpets by Ford. He was a longtime Arlington jeweler, beginning as a manager at Curtis Jewelers, later opening Ford’s Jewelry and Golden Triangle Pawn. He loved flying, hunting, and BBQ-ing. He was a loving husband to Miss. Judy, amazing father, and professional Papa.

Survivors: Wife of 60 years, Julia Ann Bratton Ford; sons, Mike Ford, Craig Ford and wife, Benet; daughter, Cindi Ford; grandchildren, Shaye, Nathanael, and Annabelle; and great-grandchildren, Lyla, Logan, Libby, and Noah.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 15th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 15th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    Address
    4140 W Pioneer Pkwy
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    Address
    4140 W Pioneer Pkwy
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Interment

    Location
    Moore Memorial Gardens
    Address
    1219 North Davis Drive
    ARLINGTON, TX 76012
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Posted at 09:24pm
In loving memory of Uncle Rod. Love Teresa Scarmardo, Jennifer and TJ, Leigh Anne and Bryan and family, Katie and Jeff and family.
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Audrey Taylor

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Mr. William Floyd Sr and family would like extend our sincere condolences to the family of our beloved friend and brother R.B Ford. A great man and a sweet spirit. He will be dearly missed in our hearts.
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Rod always had the biggest smile and kindest heart. We will dearly miss him. We will keep you all in our prayers.
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