Published 9:17 am Friday, February 13, 2015
Eugene Milton Ford, a resident of Baton Rouge, age 87, born on Jan. 2, 1928, in Norfield, Miss., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at Sunrise Senior Living in Baton Rouge.
He was a lifetime member and deacon of First Baptist Church. He was a former board member at the Bogalusa Community Medical Center, an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, a World War II veteran and an avid golfer.
He is survived by two daughters, Jill McDermott of Baton Rouge and Jennifer Respess of Destrahan, La.; one sister, Sue Moak of Brookhaven, Miss.; and five grandchildren, Devin Respess, Colin Respess, Rachel Respess, Erin McDermott and Katherine McDermott.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ouida Magee Ford; a son, Jack Ford; and a brother, George Ford.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. The funeral services will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Greg Whaley officiating. Entombment will follow at Sanctuary of Peace Mausoleum in Ponemah Cemetery.
To view and sign the online register book, visit pooleritchiefuneralhome.com.