Richard H. Ford, 66, owned used-car dealership

January 28, 2003

Richard H. Ford, former owner of a used-car dealership in West Baltimore, died of cancer Friday at his Catonsville home. He was 66.

Born and raised in Autryville, N.C., where he graduated from high school, Mr. Ford moved to Baltimore in 1956. He served in the Army in Europe from 1959 until 1961.

Mr. Ford worked as an attendant at Spring Grove State Hospital in the early 1960s before becoming an automobile salesman for Fox Chevrolet and Glenrae Motors. In the early 1980s, he established Doug & Mike Motor Sales, named for his two sons. He retired in 1998.

He was an avid North Carolina State basketball fan. He also had been a coach and umpire in the Catonsville Midget League when his sons were young.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Sterling Ashton Funeral Home, 736 Edmondson Ave.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, the former Emma "Lou" Trump; his sons, Douglas G. Ford and Michael S. Ford, both of Catonsville; two brothers, Easton Ford and Daniel Ford, both of Autryville; a sister, Irene Farmer of Autryville; and a granddaughter.

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