Jerry W. Ford

Born on October 22, 1948

Departed on March 17, 2020

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Jerry Wayne Ford- age 71, passed away March 17, 2020. He is preceded in death by his brother, Larry Ford.
Survived by his wife, Kathy Ford; children, John (Christy) Ford, Alicia (Jamie) Reese, Amber Ford, Jared (Daphne) Ford; grandchildren, Connor Galbraith, Samantha Reese, Charlie Ford, Emma Reese, Amelia Reese, Hazel Ford, Oscar Ford, and Hugo Ford.; nieces, Leann Hraba and Legina Chaudoin and nephew L.J. Ford; sister Barbara Sorrell and many more extended family.
Jerry was retired from Metro Police Department after 39+ years of service and continued to provide security in our community until his last days. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving in the Vietnam War. He was a Mason at Bellevue Lodge #716 and most recently was proud to become a Shriner and was looking forward to participating in an upcoming parade. For many years, he enjoyed coaching his own children, along with countless others, in youth football and baseball; and later coached his grandchildren in softball.
Jerry loved simple Sunday dinners with family; watching his eight grandchildren play so many sports; helping others with home improvement projects; and finally, spending time around the fire with his close friends, Jim and Margot Barlow and James Austell.
A celebration of his life will be on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 10:00am, at West Harpeth Funeral Home on Charlotte Pike. Visitation with the family will be on Friday from 3PM until 7PM, and on Saturday one hour prior to the service, both at West Harpeth Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital in his name.

15 Comments to Sergeant Jerry W. Ford

  1. JrandCarolyn SELLERS
    March 18, 2020 7:00 pm

    Prayers sent up for Amber & family !

  2. Allen. B. Hayes
    March 19, 2020 9:20 am

    John and Christy. Hello. This is Allen Hayes –
    Mark’s dad. I wanted you to know I am thinking
    of you both in the loss of John’s dad. Loosing
    our fathers is very difficult. Just think on all
    the great moments you had together.
    I met you at Mark & Dawns wedding. And I know
    how close you all are. Know I care and pray
    for this time to be comforting to your entire
    family. Love and peace. Allen B. Hayes

  3. GLYNN COLLIER
    March 19, 2020 12:21 pm

    JERRY, YOU’LL BE MISSED BUDDY. PLEASE LOOK FOR JANE. YOU’RE NOT ALONE. YOU AND JANE CAN TALK ABOUT CATHY AND I ABOUT ALL THE THINGS WE DID WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER. REST IN PEACE.

  4. Ret. Sgt. Karen Kinnard
    March 19, 2020 12:47 pm

    Deepest condolences to Larry Ford, Cathy Ford, the “kids” and their families. I worked with Jerry in Burglary. He was always a great person to be around. I enjoyed his humor and his rants. I am so sorry for this loss.

  5. Madison Waggoner
    March 19, 2020 3:00 pm

    So sorry! Please k ow that We (my wife & I) will be Praying for his family’!

  6. Mitch Kornberg
    March 19, 2020 3:45 pm

    Deepest condolences to the Ford family. I worked with Jerry sometimes at special events downtown, but never directly. I was impressed by his leadership and the respect he earned from his officers. I was able to know Jerry a little more personally by being a member of the Bellevue Lodge #716 of F & AM. Godspeed, Jerry. Thank for your dedication and service to our community,

  7. Dawn Hayes
    March 19, 2020 9:26 pm

    The Hayes family misses Jerry so much. He was the center of his family – wonderful wife, kids and their spouses and grandkids. We will miss Thanksgiving with him and spectating hockey tournaments with him. We will miss the sparkle in his eye and his sense of humor. Last night when we told the kids about “Papa Jerry” and prayed for the Ford family, my 6 year old daughter said, “You mean no more hugs from him?,” to which my 11 year old son said “only in heaven.” We love you Nana Kathy and to John my brother and law, Alicia, Amber and Jared and your families, We love you and are praying for you. Hugs and prayers from The Hayes (Mark, Dawn, Hank, Ike, Roy and Margo)

  8. Cindy Stinson
    March 20, 2020 9:48 am

    Alicia, the Stinson’s are thinking of you and your family . Be safe . 🙏😇🤓

  9. Andrea Spears Eanes & Kay Spears
    March 21, 2020 7:22 am

    Ford Family, we send our deep condolences and prayers for peace and comfort.

  10. Pat Reese
    March 21, 2020 11:16 am

    My prayers are with all of the family today.

  11. Vic Lineweaver
    March 21, 2020 11:51 am

    My heartfelt condolences go out to the Ford family. Bless you and prayers through this difficult time.

  12. Al Walls
    March 21, 2020 1:29 pm

    Condolences to the Ford family. I had the privilege to know Jerry for many years. First, as a kid playing baseball with his son John. Secondly, working with Jerry on the Metro Nashville Police Department. It was an honor, Rest In Peace Jerry.

  13. Terry Sellars
    March 21, 2020 2:41 pm

    Dear Kathy,

    We send our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to you and your family
    May precious memories help ease the pain of loss.

    Terry and Dave Sellars

  14. Jack Reyes
    March 23, 2020 6:31 pm

    Deepest sympathy, prayers and condolence from a brother Mason and Shriner.

  15. Mickey Elrod
    March 24, 2020 4:03 pm

    First met Jerry when I went west on the old B-detail in 1985. Later worked with him at Bridgestone until he quit. He was a really good guy. Very quiet and easy going. Sorry for the Families loss RIP Jerry.

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