Donnell Ford, Jr. was born on January 3, 1951 to Donnell Ford, Sr. and Lula Bell Ford in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended Douglas Anderson and Wolfson High Schools where he played football and was given the name Dirty Red by Coach Nathaniel Washington. Donnell graduated from Wolfson with the Class of 1969.
Donnell worked for Rinker Concrete in Miami, Florida as a driver for many years. After returning to Jacksonville he worked as an Air Conditioner Technician until retirement.
Donnell departed this life on Friday, October 11, 2019. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Lula B. Frazier and father, Donnell Ford, Sr.
Donnell leaves to cherish his memories: a loving wife, Antoinette Ford; children, Roderick Christopher (Shaun), Donnell Ford, III, Shanita Ford, Desmond Ford; stepdaughters, LaNeisha Paige and Whitney Wright (Freddie); stepfather, Harold Coleman; brother, Donnell Butler, Jr. (Joyce); sister, Harriett C. Chavis (Gerard); ten grandchildren; four nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Donnell Ford, Jr. passed away Friday, October 11th, 2019. Arrangements in Care of: Funerals by T.S. Warden, 904-765-1234