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Douglas M. Ford

August 28, 1930 December 15, 2011
Douglas M. Ford
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Douglas M. Ford

FORD, DOUGLAS M., 81, OF GIBSONTON, Fl PASSED AWAY ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011. DOUG HAD THE POPCORN FOR 30 + YEARS ON SWIKA'S S S AMUSEMENTS. HE ALSO HAD OPERATED BACK END SHOWS, NOVELTYS, AND WAS EVEN A PARTNER WITH JOHN FRASER IN THE YOUNG PAWNEE BILL CIRCUS BACK IN THE 50'S, AND ALSO HAD CONCESSIONS WITH THE JAMES E. COLE CIRCUS IN NEW YORK STATE UNDER CANVAS. DOUGLAS GRADUATED FROM ELMIRA FREE ACADEMY IN ELMIRA, NY ALSO, HE PROUDLY SERVED HIS COUNTRY IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY FOR 4 YEARS. HE IS PREDECEASED BY HIS SON, DOULAS FORD; DAUGHTER, JOANN FORD; BROTHER, HENRY FORD; AND SISTERS, DOROTHY HADDEN AND MARIE LOFGREN. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS SON, ED FORD (MARI); DAUGHTERS, NANCY ADLER (RICHARD), SUE SHAVER (NORM), AND ELIZABETH FORD; BROTHER, PAUL FORD; GRANDCHILDREN, AIKO (COREY), HAMILTON, MATHEW, ASHLEY, BRYAN, TOMMY, AND DAVID; CLOSE FRIENDS INCLUDE, THERESE HARDY, BRIAN WILSON, MAVIS JOHNSON, AND DICK DYKES. A CELEBRATION OF DOUG'S LIFE WILL TAKE PLACE MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011 AT SOUTHERN FUNERAL CARE FROM 3 TO 5 P.M. A RECEPTION WILL FOLLOW AT THE SHOWMAN'S CLUB IN RIVERVIEW. ENTOMBMENT WILL TAKE PLACE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011 AT 9:00 A.M. AT SUNSET MEMORY GARDENS, THONOTOSASSA.

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A CELEBRATION OF DOUG'S LIFE WILL TAKE PLACE MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011 AT SOUTHERN FUNERAL CARE FROM 3 TO 5 P.M. A RECEPTION WILL FOLLOW AT THE SHOWMAN'S CLUB IN RIVERVIEW. ENTOMBMENT WILL TAKE PLACE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011 AT 9:00 A.M. AT SUNSET MEMORY GARDENS, THONOTOSASSA.

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