Doc Dawson Ford

Doc Dawson Ford , born Feb. 7, 1925, departed September 19, 2011 at the age of 86 to be rejoined with his wife, Lois. They were married Nov. 7, 1944, until her death in 2008. He was raised in Cherry Valley, Ohio and resided his adult life in Tallmadge and Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a boatswain’s mate. He retired from Parker-Hannifin with 45 years service. Doc served as a member of Tallmadge City Council and President of the Ohio Bottle Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Ford, Nellie (Ford) Henderson, and brother, Keith Ford. He will be missed by his children, Terry (Carol) Ford, Mel (Pat) Ford, Kyle (Curt) Doles, Curt (Kathy) Ford; four grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Billow FALLS Chapel, 1907 23rd St. Service will be at 11a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment at the Ohio Western Reserve Cemetery will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors, 4899 Belfort Rd. #300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. (Billow FALLS Chapel)

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FOHBC Hall of Fame 1997 – Doc Ford

Considered one of the chief ambassadors of the bottle hobby, for 30 years he traveled the country supporting shows and displaying his collections, making many friends in and for the hobby.