Gerald Leroy Ford, 81, of Wilmington, Ohio died 9:00 AM, Thursday, September 8, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Ford was born June 16, 1930, in Cloud Chief, Oklahoma, son of the late Lucille McDaniel Ford.
He was a retired chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was a local locksmith for many years. Mr. Ford was an accomplished steel guitar player.
Mr. Ford is survived by a son, Jimmy L. Ford of Florida; a stepsister, Metta Marie Holt; and a cousin, Judy Schwab of Texas.
According to his wishes, Mr. Ford will be cremated. There will be no visitation or funeral.