John Charles Ford, Sr
September 29, 1929 - April 8, 2014
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John Charles Ford, SrKilpatrick Funeral HomeRuston, LAFuneral services for John Charles Ford, Sr, age 84, of Sibley, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday April 13, 2014 at Alabama Presbyterian Church. Officiating the service will be Rev. Allison Moody. Interment will follow at Sibley Cemetery in Sibley, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral…

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George Rosser left a message on June 23, 2014:
Sorry to find that Charles had passed. Charles and his parents were very close friends with my parents (Vic and Rose Marie Rosser) when we lived in Ruston in the late 40’s (I was a little child then). I have a painting hanging in my house that Charles did in 1950. It was originally given to my mother and was passed on to me about 30 years ago. We last visited with Charles and his parents around 1969.
Tamera Ford Robey left a message on April 17, 2014:
I am sorry that we couldn't make Uncle Charles' funeral. Michael sent me pics and Mom said it was a great service. Please know that we are praying for y'all. I have many memories of Uncle Charles especially that roaring laugh of his. I cherish the paintings I have and think of him each time I see them! Love, Tamera
Robert Frazier left a message on April 13, 2014:
He was an extraordinary individual, inspirational, one with whom I enjoyed being with during the times I visited him on Mercer St., and at other times on "Ford Hill." Our love and prayers go out to all the family.Robert & Jan Frazier
MichaelFrazier left a message on April 12, 2014:
Always loved by his family!He will be greatly missed. Like his mom and dad, thoughtful and kind, who saw the beauty in all things God created. His delight in the simplest of things was significant, and mattered to him. I heard him sing "The Holy City" as a child. A beautiful voice, he sang with passion, now enjoying that heavenly home with His Savoir, family and friends.Uniquely created, uniquely remembered, his greatest treasure was in his son and grandchildren, his lasting legacy and gifts from God.
Larry Frazier left a message on April 11, 2014:
A remarkably talented man--artist, thinker, singer, ordained Presbyterian minister. Successful in two capitols of the art world--New York and London, he never forgot his roots. He was a beloved brother to my mother and an inspiration and dear uncle, who I have missed for some time. The following is From Archives of Modern Art, The Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.:John Charles Ford papers, [ca. 1930]-1977Ford, John Charles, b. 1929 Painter, MinisterActive in New York, N.Y. Collection size: 1.0 linear ft. (266 items) Collection Summary: Catalogues and printed material, 1957-1974, 1 volume of Ford's sketches with notes, 1970-1973; biographical material; 8 photographs of Ford and his work; 1 draft of an essay by Ford about Ethel Schwabacher; material and trial covers for Schwabacher's book John Ford, Conquistador; correspondence with Clifford and Lady (Peter) Norton, Helen B. Keen, and Mark Tobey; memorabilia; and miscellany.Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; New York, N.Y.. Born in Choudrant, La., Ford was educated at the Louisiana Polytechnic Instite and at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. After some years as an ordained minister, he resumed his formal education at the Art Students League and at the University of Oregon. Moving to New York, he took a studio and became friends with Ethel Schwabacher, while corresponding with painter Mark Tobey in Switzerland and patron-of-the-arts Lady Peter Norton in London.
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