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Funeral Service

Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church
Monday February 25th, 2019

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Jack U. Ford

Jack U. Ford            “beloved husband, father, and grandfather”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Jack U. Ford, 80, of Shinglehouse, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 21, 2019, in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, after a short illness.

Born on December 18, 1938 on the family homestead in Shinglehouse, he was a son of O. Glenn and Eva Sherwood Ford.  On October 28, 1967 in Coudersport, he married Della M. Green, who survives.

Jack attended school in Shinglehouse. For a period of time he was employed by the former Olean Tile Company in Olean and was later employed in the local oil fields.  In 2000, Jack retired from Dresser-Rand in Olean after 33 years of service.  Throughout his years of employment, he also was a general contractor.

Jack was a longtime member of the Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church in Shinglehouse, where he faithfully served his church in many capacities.  He loved his farm and doing woodworking.  His greatest loves were his Lord and his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are eight children, John Feely of Bolivar, N.Y., Brenda (Tom) Robinson of Richburg, N.Y., Melinda Berkheart of Grey Court, South Carolina, Paula (Ken) Dillard of Inman, South Carolina, Michael (Cherry) Feely of Bolivar, N.Y., Thomas (Linda) Feely of Englewood, Florida, Timothy Feely of Olean, N.Y., and Brian (Melissa) Ford of Shinglehouse; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth (Teresa) Ford and Dennis “Sam” Ford, both of Shinglehouse; a sister, Jessie Schoonover of Eldred; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jack was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Jean Feely; two brothers, Orville Ford and Rollie Ford; and three sisters, Lorena Pratt, Loretta McCaffrey, and Agnes “Aggie” Pratt.

Family and friends may call from 11am to 1pm on Monday, February 25, 2019, at Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, Coons Crossing Road, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 1pm with the Rev. Thomas Isaacson, pastor, Pastor Jack Gregg of the Regular Baptist Church, Smethport, and the Rev. Roger Hain of Olean, officiating.  Burial will be in Bell Run Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Jack’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences, share a fond memory, or view a video tribute of Jack, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com


We met Jack about 3 years ago at the Kevin Guest House in Buffalo. We had a couple visits in the living room...wed been there quite sometime...he was such a nice man! When I saw his name in the OTH
I knew I needed to reach out to his family to say how truly sorry we are to hear of his passing. Once again...he was just so nice at a time we needed nice!

Nick & Barb Dixon Mar 11 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your family's loss.

Becky Austin Feb 24 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jack Ford

Karen Kralick Feb 23 2019 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man. God bless you all

David M. Valik Sr. Feb 23 2019 12:00 AM

uncle Jack,
We will always remember the great times when we visited. The stories you told of growing up will never be forgotten. RIP

Cindy, Drew , Kevin, Samantha Feb 23 2019 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May you know how many lives you and Jack have blessed. Your loss is felt by more people than you ever will know. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with all of you.

Bob, Barb Smith and family Feb 23 2019 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Dave and Kathy Garrity Feb 22 2019 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Stan and Susan Carr (Friends of Paula and Ken Dillard) Feb 22 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your lost. Are thoughts and prayers are with you

Tom Payne Feb 22 2019 12:00 AM

Friends and Family uploaded 26 to the gallery.

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