James Robert Ford

December 6, 1952 ~ March 22, 2021 (age 68)


James Robert Ford was born December 6, 1952 in Crisfield, MD to John William and Martha (Schroeder) Ford. He passed away on March 22, 2021 in Geary, OK at the age of 68. Jim grew up in Maryland, joined the US Army where he met Patricia Ellen Evey. They were married 10 days later on May 10, 1974 in Ft. Lee, VA. At age 34, Jim had a stroke and part of his physical therapy was to draw and paint. He couldn’t afford canvases, so he began painting skulls and that was where bone art came from. He owned the Bone Art Gallery in Geary for over 15 years. His biggest loves were his son, Robert and his granddaughter, Hartli.


Survivors include: his son, Robert Ford and wife Halli of Okarche, OK, his granddaughter, Hartli Jane Ford of Okarche, OK, his half-brother, Randy Yingling of FL, his friend, Tony Hicks of Geary, OK, as well as many other relatives and friends.  


Jim was preceded in death by his parents, John and Martha Ford, his wife, Patricia Ford, and his half-sister, Denise Burns.  



Memorial Services: First United Methodist Church, Monday, 10:00 Am, March 29, 2021, Geary, OK  

Officiating: Rev. Charles King

 Services entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, Geary, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at,, or you can find us on (Turner Funeral Homes).

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Memorial Service
March 29, 2021

10:00 AM
First United Methodist Church of Geary
307 W Main St
Geary, OK 73040

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