Maurice Ford

Maurice ‘Maury’ F. Ford, 86 of Blissfield, passed away August 8, 2014, at his home under the loving care of his family and the gentle assistance of Hospice of Lenawee. He was born December 20, 1927, in Blissfield, Michigan to Franklin and Eunice (Kushmaul) Ford. Maurice proudly served his country in the Army and was stationed in Korea. On December 27, 1947, he married Mary ‘Sue’ Lee. They have been blessed with 66 years of marriage. He worked at Tecumseh Products for 43 years, retiring in 1990. Maurice was a member of the Blissfield American Legion, Blissfield VFW and the National Rifle Association. He was one of the founders of Blissfield Little League. Maurice was a leader for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, an avid hunter, and a gifted woodworker. In addition to his wife, Sue, he is survived by their children, Robert (Jeanne) Ford of Blissfield, Barbara McHenry of Palmyra, Charles (Connie) Ford of Hudson, Joyce Willett of Adrian, and Ronnie (Jane) Ford of Coldwater; 13 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald and Willis Ford; two sisters, Mary Graham and Arlene Jarl; and a son-in-law, Tom McHenry. Funeral services took place Monday, August 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel, Blissfield with Rev. Keith Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery with military honors conducted by VFW Post 10912 and American Legion Post 325. The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and Monday from noon until the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Maurice may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or Blissfield Little League. Online condolences and memories may be shared at