Keith Ford died unexpectedly at Seven Rivers hospital on April 15 2020 at the young age of 54. Only moments since Valentine’s day passed; his last loving gesture.
Keith was a loving son to Constance Deteurk and stepfather Alexander Telfer, Russ. Proudly teased as a momma’s boy by close family. He was the youngest of 3 boys. The oldest Thomas CY Ford aka J.R., and Charles B. Ford. Keith was deaf but as with many other things in his life, he adapted and overcame. He graduated Galludet University where he proudly played football and Baseball. He also loved and was very proud of the time he spent at Camp carefree for children with disabilities; a reflection of his huge and generous nature he was known for.
In 2004 he met the love of his life and shortly after in 2005 she became his wife, Joanna Ford. That marriage rounded out his life with a step-daughter Jennifer Johnson who never called him step-dad; always and forever Dad. Keith and Joanna never spent a day apart since they married. He would wake up just to eat breakfast with her then go back to sleep. When he woke back up he stayed busy doing something. He took great pride in his yard, spending long hours keeping busy even though there was a landscaper.
The second love of his life was football. The Philadelphia Eagles to be exact. If a game was on, he was watching. If the Eagles were playing then out came his Eagles Jersey and hat. Like with everything he did in life he was passionate.
If you were lucky enough to meet him you loved him. He looked at life through smiling eyes, from sun up to, well, 2 or 3am after streaming Roku TV. He passed as a loved and respected husband, friend and father who will leave a gaping hole in the lives of all he touched.
A Memorial Service for Keith will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, FL.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions in Keith’s memory may be made to the Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Garden Fund, C/O Hope Lutheran Church.
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