James Ford


Dr. Jim W. Ford, Jr.

The End of a Timeline…

In month one, day nine

At God’s specific appointed time

Jim Ford entered time and space

To make his mark and take his place


Standing head and shoulders above the rest

Wife, family and friends he does richly bless

Given Intelligence in extreme measure

He would create all types of treasure


Artistic creations from his mind’s eye

Treasures for us he would not deny

Always ready to help

His Love was forever felt


 In month twelve, day twelve

At God’s specific appointed time

Jim Ford having learned all he could

And his heart having pumped all it would


He leaves this earthly place

To see time and space

The window to view has since been replaced

This dream he has long since chased


Selfish are we who hate goodbyes

Heartbroken we breathe with heart felt sighs

Carry on he says to us

For I am not worthy of all the fuss


He knows not the impact he made

The “Jim Stone” who’s beauty never fades

Dust to dust and ash to ash

You should be so proud of your dash


The End of a Timeline….

I think not

Your Love continues

In all your lot

 The first two stanzas are borrowed from a poem written to him by Jean Ann Irwin of Walters State for his birthday in 2000, and the rest is written by Nikki Ford Swafford (daughter) with the title being provided by one of Jim Ford’s own paintings.

Memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association, the Walters State Foundation Endowment for Jim and Ann Ford, The Humane Society, or the Tennessee Golden Retriever Rescue.

 The celebration of life/ memorial service will be held on Wednesday 12/20/17 at 12:20 p.m. at Mayes Mortuary.  The address is 444 West Main St., Morristown, TN 37814.




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