James “Jim” E. Ford U.S. Veteran

July 1, 1944 - October 2, 2012

James "Jim" E. Ford, 68, of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born July 1, 1944, in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Francis and Lucy (Haasler) Ford Jr. Jim was a 1962 graduate of Linn High School in Linn, Missouri. On November 10, 1967, Jim was united in marriage to Sandra S. LeCuru, who survives at their home. Jim worked as a Plant Manager for Interco and Florsheim Shoe Company from 1967 until his retirement in 2002. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served from 1963 - 1966. Jim was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elston and Railwood Golf Club. He was an avid golfer and loved to go fishing. Along with his wife Sandra, Jim is also survived by one son: Jeff Ford of Loxley, Alabama; three siblings: Sandy Vossen (husband Larry) of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, Tony Ford (wife Beth) of Brazito, Missouri, and Joyce Simmons of O'Fallon, Illinois; and one grandson: Chason Ford of Reading, California. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister: Gwendelyn Ford; and one brother: Robert Ford. Friends will be received from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Elston, 1204 Route T, Jefferson City, Missouri. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 6, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Elston, with Rev. Matt Kearns officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Baptist Church of Elston, 1204 Route T, Jefferson City, MO 65109 or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109. (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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