Charles “CB” “Charlie Boy” Ford

January 2019

A Legend and a limb has fallen from the family tree and community. Charles “CB” “Charlie Boy” Ford was born October 21, 1950, in DeSoto, GA, to the late Vonnie L. Ford and James “Bay” Daniels. He was raised by his grandparents Charles “Dad” and Rushie M. Mension who preceded him in death.

He attended the Sumter County High School and played football through ninth grade. He informed his grandfather “Dad” at the age fourteen he wanted to build cars and immediately pursued his dream. He worked at the Peanut Gin in DeSoto for several years until he purchased his own mechanic shop on DeSoto Seed Farm Road. He maintained the lawns of DeSoto with a zeal for life.

He married Bernice Roberson on April 8, 1968, to this union one child was conceived. The marriage ended in
an amicable divorce. “CB” was a man who brought people together with his love for life and cars. He was a Renaissance Man, a jack-of-all-trades, and a seeker of knowledge. He spent many days hanging out with the guys of DeSoto drinking a cold one and talking. He preferred the simple life wearing is Chuck Taylors (preferably white), a baseball cap with a plaid shirt. He spent the majority of his life honing his mechanic skills. He could actually detect the problem of a car just by hearing it run. He remained in DeSoto, an accepted Christ before he transitioned at age “68” on December 14 entering Heaven’s Gates.

He leaves to cherish his memory a beloved wife Stella Ford, seven devoted daughters; Cheryl Ford, Charlotte (Greg) Johnson, Clarrisa Barnes, Latoya (Bobby) Mcrae, Nazine Wright, Charmane Ford, Ashley Jones; one steadfast son; Senchez Dice; two step children Flinza Davis, Laquasha Davis; five loved brothers; Stanley Daniels, George Daniels, Larry Daniels, Lewis James, Cedric Daniels: six cherished sisters, Sandra (Prince) Arthur, Gussie (Willie) Whitaker, Brenda (Eugene) Rivers, Faye Daniels- Chambers, Marsha Daniels-Williams, Kysha Jones; three caring sister-in-laws, Betty McGarrah, Gloria Sims, Diane Sims; five brothers-in-law; Ulysses Sims, Jerry Sims, Antonio Sims, Terry (Edna) Hill; twenty-seven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Zach Daniels III, one grandchild, Julie Monique Tatum, his loyal brother Ulysses Daniels, two affectionate sisters, Catherine “Betty” Nash, Cynthia Renee Anderson-Roberts; he was forever surrounded by his dedicated nephew, Michael Stone; he was blessed with numerous aunts, uncles, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.