James “Hillbilly” Ford, age 69 of Hawthorne Florida passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2022. Mr. Ford was born June 23, 1953 and Autryville North Carolina to Jesse “T-Model” Ford and Lillian a Ford. Hillbilly was an accomplished mechanic and driver. From building engines to finishing classic cars. He always loved being in the fast lane. He made his living as a driver from long-distance to local driving he did what it took to take care of his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Wayne and sisters Alice and Faye.
He is survived by loving wife of 44 years Cynthia Diana Ford, Brother Terry Ford, his Son Michael Ford, Daughters Edith “Sissy” Simmons and Jessica Ford. He had six grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Forest Meadows Cemetery off of Hawthorne Road, Saturday, August 13 2022 at 11a.m. The family will receive friends, Friday, August 12, 2022 between 6-8 p.m. at Milam Funeral Home. For those who wish, arrangements are in care of Milam Funeral and Cremation Services at 311 South Main Street Gainesville, Florida 32601