Richard Ford


Richard D. Ford was born September 30, 1951 in Columbus, Ohio to James and Doretha Richardson. He accepted Christ and was baptized at Refuge Baptist Church. He was a Vietnam veteran and an avid fisherman.

Richard was employed with Crown Plaza for 27 years until his retirement. He received the White House Communication Agency Certificate of Appreciation Award on September 13, 2011. He was NBA LA Lakers and The Ohio State University fan. He enjoyed playing dominos, playing cards family functions and loved his grandchildren. He was full of jokes and had a great sense of humor.

Richard was called home to eternal rest peacefully on April 24, 2020 at the age of 68 at The Ohio State University.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, James and Doretha Richardson; grandparents, Jake and Betty Hoover; and brother, Milton L. Ford

Richard leaves to cherish fond memories, wife, Joyce Ann Williams-Ford; children, Catrina M. Glass, Jody Carlock, Brian (Tiffany), Eddie (Rebecca), La’Tasha and Tauja Ford, Deshaun, Tamika, Alex (Myia) and Richard (Shay) Williams, and Dominique Lowery; brothers, Jake (Betty) Long and James Richardson Jr.; sisters, Janet (Arthur) Conwell and Loretta Pardon; uncle, William Hoover; aunts, Bernice Davis and Geraldine Hayes; 34 grandchildren, 14 grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private Services entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. . I will always remember Richard with a smile on his face. He is at peace in the arms of the Lord, no longer suffering. Weeping endureth for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. May God bless and keep you all

  2. Crystal L Collins

    Sending my Condolences and Prayers to Richard Ford’s Family and my Niece
    Tauja Ford and her Children.

  3. Victoria Lally

    I am sorry for your loss. I feel blessed to have been able to care for him and get to know him and his wife. I will continue to pray for all of you during this difficult time.

  4. Gwen (Jones) Scales

    Janet, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Richard! He and my brother Rodney were great friends- now they are both together in heaven. My love and prayers to you and family. Be blessed…..

  5. Frances Pegram

    To The Entire Family ❤️ You Have My Deepest Sympathy. I went to Monore Jr. High School, with Richard.

  6. Growing up in the Milo Grogan neighborhood, everyone knew the Ford/Richardson family. Those were the “good old days”, memories we all will cherish. Love everlasting. God bless all the family members and bring you peace in your time of grief.
    Mixon Family

  7. Janet, my lifelong friend and Sister, my love and prayers are with you and the entire family. You always hear people say “he fought the good fight” but Richard really did!! He was a good fighter when we were young and he was not going to let anything beat him now! His spirit is alive and well. Amen

  8. Ann Bell-Fields

    To Janet and the Ford family:

    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Richard. My, my, how time has passed since the days on Homestead Drive, which is where I met Janet and the family. Please know, Janet, that you and your family are in my prayers. I pray that the Lord continue to bless and keep you all as you go through this valley. I pray that He gives you all the peace that surpasses all understanding during this difficult time. God Bless you all!!

  9. Sincere Condolences to the Family. The Brothers of Milo East I-71 loved and respected “Jeanie” and Milton. We had tons of Great Times.

  10. Tomiko Rhodes

    So sorry for y’all loss I’m gonna miss you my friend ,Now you can rest I love you God as gain a amazing angel ….

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