Earl “Butch” Bruce Ford, 68, passed away on August 03, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family in Browns Mills, NJ. He was born on December 27, 1945 in Paris Island, SC to Earl Thomas Ford and Mary Margaret (Nee Joyce) Ford.
Butch was a long-time resident of Browns Mills, NJ. He worked as a mason at Hallmark, as well as being a self-taught mechanic and car salesman for many years.
Butch was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Mary Ford, and sister, Gail Emma (Nee Ford) Biesecker.
Butch is survived by his daughters, Jill Ford Westbrook of Gladewater, TX and Jody Ford of IN; son Earl Bruce Ford Jr. of Browns Mills, NJ; daughters Dawn (George) Lynn Ellinger of Clayton, NC, and Crystal (Jay McClellan) Emma Ford of Browns Mills, NJ; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and 4 nieces and nephews; long-time friends Bobby Arnwine, and Gary “Mongo” Mongalier and ex-daughter-in-law Marcia Sue Ford, and other relatives.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made in his name to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be mailed to P.O. Box 208, Browns Mills, NJ 08015.