Paul Travis Ford III

Published 7:50 pm Thursday, February 23, 2017

Paul Travis Ford III (“Trav”), age 54, of Greenville, NC, passed away in the home on February 18, 2017 after a long illness. Born in Anderson, SC, he is the son of Paul Travis Ford Jr. and the late Barbara Oliver Ford.

Trav attended Mars Hill College and USC, Coastal Carolina Campus, where he was a charter member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. He served in the Navy as a Navy Launch Helmsman.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Oliver Ford of Washington, and brother, David Ford of Myrtle Beach, SC. He is survived by his father, Paul Travis Ford and wife, Merlin of Myrtle Beach, SC and Washington; son, Brandon Ford of Erie, PA; siblings, Carolyn Ford of Washington, Michael Ford and wife, Catherine of Myrtle Beach, SC; nieces, Lauren Tyson and husband, David of Washington, Victoria and Alexandria Ford of Myrtle Beach, SC; nephew, Cameron Ashley of Washington.

A military memorial service will be held at a later time. Memorials can be made in remembrance to the Disabled American Veterans, Pitt County Chapter 37, 2805 Cemetery Rd., Greenville, NC.

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