Jerry Wilton Ford, 72, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas passed away at his home on Sunday, August 1, 2021.
Jerry was born on October 11, 1948, in Siloam Springs. He was the son of Lt. Col. Sherman W Ford and Laverne Agnew Ford. He married Ginette L Chasse on May 8, 1970, in St. Agatha, Maine. Jerry retired from the U.S. Postal Service after delivering the mail for many years but also had worked in retail for Walmart and Popeyes. Jerry enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing golf and poker, going to fishing tournaments, and bird watching, He loved spending time with his grandchildren, especially taking them fishing and target shooting. Among his hobbies Jerry enjoyed black and white photography including developing the pictures himself. Jerry served with Honor in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Ginette Ford of the home; one daughter, Nikki Earp and husband Paul of Siloam Springs; two grandchildren, Taylor Paige Earp and Jerry Connor Earp both of Siloam Springs; two brothers, John Ford of Garfield, Arkansas and Roy Ford of Gravette, Arkansas; along with many other family and friends.
Visitation will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home on Thursday, August 5, 2021, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 6, 2021, at 10:00 am at Backstrom~Pyeatte Funeral Chapel in Siloam Springs. Pastor Dennis Cottrell will officiate the service, with burial being held at the Oak Hill Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements are entrusted to the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs. To sign the online guestbook please go to www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.