George William Ford

| March 19, 2019

George William Ford, 74, of Oil City, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the UPMC Hamot hospital in Erie due to declining health.

George was born on August 25, 1943, in Franklin to the late Vernon H. and Arleen E. (Stevens) Ford.

George graduated from Victory Joint High School in 1961. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and was released with an Honorable Discharged in 1964.

George was a bodybuilder in his younger days. He also performed at “Elvis” for many people and would end all conversation with, “Thank you, thank you very much.”

He worked at the CPT in Franklin for 5 years before having his own business of woodworking, which was his true passion.

George went to Honduras as a Missionary and always wanted to become a preacher. He also created a non-profit organization called “Feed My Sheep” and helped many people in Zelienople, PA, where he lived for several years.

George is survived by his daughter, Melanie Shields and her husband, Jeff; his son, Todd Ford; his several grandchildren; his one great-grandchild; and his two sisters, Hazel Boals and her fiance, Scott Stoltenberg, and Patricia Miller and her husband, Duane.

As per the family’s request, there will be no public visitation.

A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life for George will be held at a later date and be announced at the convenience of the family.

Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc., 1315 Chestnut Street, Franklin, PA 16323, has been entrusted with George’s funeral arrangements.

To send online condolences, or for further information, family and friends are invited to visit www.gardinierfuneralhome.com.


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