Jaryd Ford, 21

Jaryd Ford, 21 of Plainwell, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He was born Nov. 2, 1992, in Plainwell to Richard and Christine (Tungate) Ford.

Jaryd was a 2011 graduate of Martin High School where he played football and was on the wrestling team. He was a member of Teens On a Mission and was committed to Michigan Special Olympics where he was a certified coach.

Jaryd was an avid hunter who enjoyed the outdoors and spending time on the lake. He was employed at Mall City Mechanical and was working to become a plumber.

Jaryd loved fast cars especially his mustang, riding his ninja motorcycle, girls and had a smile and personality that could light up a room.

Jaryd was a great uncle to his two nieces and nephew.

Surviving are his mother Christine Ford (Brett Cobble) of Plainwell and father Rich Ford of St. Joseph; his siblings, Jessica (Ryan) Shook, Jacob Ford and Jaxon Ford, all of Plainwell; his step-siblings, Alexandra Cobble and Devin Cobble; his two nieces, Ava Shook and Ella Shook; his nephew Kobe Shook; grandparents, Carol Ayers, Carol Ford and Tom Tungate; and his great-grandmother Beulah Ayers.

Preceding him in death was his grandfather James Ford.

Friends visited with Jaryd’s family Friday, April 18, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego and on Saturday, April 19, for  the funeral service. Following the service, cremation took place.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Jaryd may be made to the Martin Athletic Boosters.

Messages of condolence may be posted by visiting www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.



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