Ford Charles P. Ford "Pops", age 82, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. He was loved and cherished by his children and grandchildren. He grew up in Detroit, Michigan where he graduated from St. Leo Preparatory School, was the owner of Charles P. Ford and Associates, and was state general agent for 25 years for American Income Life Insurance Company. Charles was a life member of Jefferson Golf and Country Club, where he was the founding father of the Jefferson Arbor Day Tree Foundation. The family of Jefferson Golf and Country club became an integral part of "Pops" life after retirement. Charles is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy "Dee" Ford, and his parents Patrick and Alice Ford. He is survived by sons, Kevin P. (Patti) Ford, Timothy C. (Darlene) Ford, Kerry M. (Tami) Ford; grandchildren, Brandon, Heather Marie, Charles, Madyson, McKenna, Paige, and Chase; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald Ford and Richard (Lynne) Ford; sister, Marie (Richard) Plumer; and special friend, Judy James "JJ". In lieu of flowers, Pops has requested donations be made in his memory to the Arbor Day Tree Foundation, Jefferson Golf and Country Club, 7271 Jefferson Meadows Drive, Blacklick, Ohio 43004. Our family would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to his second family at Jefferson Golf and Country Club for their support and love through the years. Messages may be sent to his family by visiting www.cotnerfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from May 2 to May 3, 2014