Gerald Wayne Ford

December 22, 1941 - December 22, 2012
Gerald Wayne Ford

Gerald Wayne Ford, 71, of Wilmington, passed away on December 22, 2012.

Gerald was born on December 22, 1941, in Mullins, SC. He was the son of the late Ravenel and Gladys D. Ford of Leland.

From 1961 through 1966, Gerald served his country in the US Navy. A pipefitter by trade, he retired from Mundy Construction Company.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Daphne Sue and nephew, Billy Sue of Leland.

Gerald is survived by two sisters, Carolyn Nowak and husband, Leo of Cary, NC and Cindy Kersey of Leland and several nieces.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00pm, Friday, December 28 in the Chapel at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 41st Street, Wilmington.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, December 29 at the First Baptist Church of Leland, 517 Village Road, Leland, NC. by Deacon Bill Carne.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Leland or a charity of your choice.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, Village Road Chapel, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451 910.383.3511.


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  • March 02, 2013
    Debora Hutchens says:
    Gerald was a neighbor of mine and was always willing to help me whenever I needed help. He was a private person, but very considerate and kind. I will miss seeing Gerald washing his car in the driveway, taking a walk down the street, seeing his car at Hardee's at breakfast time, and just missing our conversations and solving the world's problems! RIP My friend and neighbor! Debora Hutchens

  • December 29, 2012
    Douglas Patterson says:
    While I never knew Mr. Ford's name he made it a point to always say hello, ask how you were doing, and share a comment on the weather. I am very saddened by his passing and will always see him in his favorite booth at Ogden, Hardees reading the morning paper. He seemed to be a kind and gentle soul.

  • January 13, 2013
    Dilek says:
    I wish there was something I could say to make it all betetr, but I have no words other than I am thinking of you all the time and hoping for peace and healing for your family.

  • December 28, 2012
    Tom and Ardis Villott says:
    Our condolances for the loss of your brother/uncle. Many times we had conversations with Gerald at Hardees's, sit with him and discuss all the problems of the world. He was so well versed in everything.We considered him a good friend and we shall miss him very much. Ardis & Tom

  • December 29, 2012
    carol potter peay says:
    Carolyn and Cindy, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family on the passing of your brother. We always enjoyed GWs company when he would visit us in Wilmington... Sincerely Carol Potter Peay Betty and Clides Potter