Rodney Brent Ford

July 9, 1954 - March 15, 2021

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Rodney Brent "RB" Ford, of Brazoria Texas passed away Monday, March 15, 2021. RB was born July 9, 1954 in Dallas Texas to Brent Ford, Jr. and Barbara Jean (Mann) Ford. He joined the Coast Guard in 1972. His first post was in Alaska, and then in Freeport Texas. He loved the Texas Gulf Coast and made this area his home. You could find him many weekends taking a ride to different waterfronts to watch the boats, ships, and barges come and go. He even chose a profession that allowed him to enjoy being around the water and ships as a Chemical Inspector until he retired from Inspectorate America. He truly never met a stranger. He had the ability to build friendships and connections with people wherever he was. He loved his family and friends with everything in him; He rejoiced with us, he mourned with us, and he celebrated us. If you were ever loved by him, know you were always loved by him.

RB is survived by his mother Barbara Ford of Fort Myers Florida; daughters and son in laws Butch and Mandi Johnson of Brazoria, Texas and Troi and Melissa Johnson of Manvel, Texas; His Grandchildren Malachi, Margaret, Merry, Lindie, Mia, Troi, CJ, and Tori; his great grandchildren Amoura, Malachi Jr, Khary and Kase; His siblings Tami McKane (Jeff Verbin), Mary Anna Dominquez (Gabriel), and Larry Ford (Sandra), along with numerous extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Brent Ford, Jr.

Dad did not want a traditional memorial service. He did not want for us to mourn his death, but instead to celebrate that he lived his life his way until the very end. So take a moment watch the sunset, look at the boats on the water, have a drink, but most of all do life your way! He took so much joy from his connections with his family and friends watching us live our lives and never judged the choices we made or the different paths we chose. He was just happy to be along for the ride. Music was always a big love of Dad's and I'm left with a song in my head that was played at his father's funeral, Frank Sinatra "My Way." It must be playing on a jukebox in heaven now.


Mandi & Melissa

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28 Condolence(s)
John Self
Lake Jackson, TX
Thursday, March 25, 2021

R B was a good man and friend. Work together for short time, He was the kind of person you just always felt like you knew. RIP

Donna Louis Backest
Savoy, TX
Sunday, March 21, 2021

I am so sorry but I never got down that way to see you I don remember when you came up to citrus house when the Louis dogs in Canton and we always did then I don't remember the last year it was but I'm gonna miss you cousin

Krissy Smith Haugh
Alvin, TX
Sunday, March 21, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Krissy Smith Haugh

Betty Carbajales Pullin
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Saturday, March 20, 2021

RB was a súper guy, he came to assist me in Ft LAUDERDALE back in 2006, we both worked foe Inspectorate. He was great to work with we all enjoyed his time here very much. He will always be remembered!

G H Sonny Hollub Jr
Buda, TX
Friday, March 19, 2021

My condolences to Mr. Ford's family and friends. 

Thanks to Mr. Ford for serving our Country in our US Military, in  the Coast Guard !!

G H Sonny Hollub Jr.
68-69 Vietnam
2/26 Marines, Echo, Guns

Charles Cagle
Zavalla, TX
Friday, March 19, 2021

Mandi, Melissa and family so sorry for your loss .im glad I got to see RB at your Grandmas service had a nice visit .My heart is with you ,

Robyn Brito
Nassau Bay, TX
Friday, March 19, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Rodney raised two amazing girls! He will live on through you. Lucky us!

Joe Curtis
Seabrook, TX
Friday, March 19, 2021

A true gentleman and nicest person you will ever meet. Miss you my friend. .

Angela Padgett
Kemah, TX
Friday, March 19, 2021

All the love to you RB. You always put a smile on my face, & made sure I was safe back in my bartending days. Until we meet again sir...

Melissa compton
Pearland, TX
Thursday, March 18, 2021

Melissa and Family-
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!!!

Tony Nguyen
Pearland, TX
Thursday, March 18, 2021

RB was a friend and a mentor when I worked for him at Caleb Brett in Seabrook. Those years were historic! Although our paths went separate ways, I always had him in my thoughts, even 20 years later. I will raise a toast to him with a Bud Light beer in Seabrook, and will think of him as the sun sets.

Timothy Frazer
Pasadena, TX
Thursday, March 18, 2021

My sincere condolences to the family.
Praying God will give his peace and love to everyone!

RB, we miss you now, but we see you again in heaven.

Ted Davis
friendswood, TX
Thursday, March 18, 2021

I will miss you RB. You were a great friend and great working partner. Rest in Peace RB, you fought the fight well and strong to the end.

Jay Ward
, TX
Thursday, March 18, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of RB's passing, he was a good man. He will surely be missed by all. I will continue to remember the good times we had through the years.

Brad Taylor
Santa Fe, TX
Thursday, March 18, 2021

God bless and RIP RB - we had lots of great memories together. You will be missed.

Beth Davis
Martinsburg, WV
Thursday, March 18, 2021

Prayers are with the whole Ford family! May God comfort each and everyone of you during this time. Love you all!

Beth, Chad, Wyatt, Tristan & Morgan

Ray & Cristal Stewart
Brazoria, TX
Thursday, March 18, 2021

We love y'all and will be praying for peace during this difficult time. RB thanks for raising and bringing my best friend into this world. Rest In Peace and enjoy every sunset and sunrise pain free and without any worries.

Courtney Williams
, TX
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

My condolences to you(Melissa) and Mandi for the passing of your father. Praying for you and your family ❤

Susan Gibson
Bay City, TX
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Mandi and Melissa,
Ian so very sorry to learn of the loss of your dad. He was a good man and a good friend. He loved you girls and your families so very much. He was so proud of you all!
Although I don't see y'all, please know that I will always love you both!


Courtney Piper
Deer Park, TX
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

I am absolutely heartbroken that you've left us, RB. However I am so blessed to have known you, and to have gotten so much practical advice from you, when I would freak out about any number of things. You had a way of calming anybody you were near, and you tended to give a big hug, smile, and tell it like it was. Thank you for being my friend. Tell Bob I said hello. Until we meet again, my friend, I will be missing you.

Lake Jackson, TX
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

My best friend, first love and father of my beautiful daughters! I will miss you till I see you! Too many good times to count❤️😢

Patricia Rouse
Angleton, TX
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

I'll always remember t.v..he built my bar in lake Jackson.he was the sweetest person I knew.he will be missed.pat rouse

David. Kimbrell
League City, TX
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

RIP buddy.

Susan DeWolfe
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

He will certainly be missed. Probably he and Hill are lifting a cold brew and talking about how silly it was for them to worry about work.

Carlotta Cagle
Lake Jackson, TX
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

RB was a good man and will be missed by many! RIP RB

Gary and Dee Dee Medearis
, TX
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

He was a very dear friend and will be missed so much❤️

Alan Calaway
Seabrook, TX
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Great friend

Sarah Gosnay
League City, TX
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

I am so sorry to hear this. What an incredible loss. Much love and peace to you. RB was always so kind and sweet to me.