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Jimmie Porter DeFord

March 11, 1931 May 12, 2019
Jimmie Porter DeFord
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Obituary for Jimmie Porter DeFord

"Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am." Psalm 39:4

Jimmie Porter DeFord, 88, of Pensacola, FL passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Mr. DeFord was born on March 11, 1931 in Seminole, Oklahoma. His favorite hobby was building model airplanes and enjoyed flying them. He was pleasant and kind and will be greatly missed by those who knew him.

Mr. DeFord was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Mattie DeFord; a son, Thomas “Tad” DeFord; and a grandson, Michael Easley.

Leaved to cherish his memory is his wife, Maxine Rowell DeFord; sons, Shannon DeFord and his wife, Kelly, Tony Easley; daughters, Tracey DeFord, Korinne Martinez; stepsons, Donnie (Kim) Rowell and Darrell (Treva) Rowell; stepdaughters, Patricia (Greg) Elmquist and Sandy Curl; 21 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South, 100 Beverly Parkway Pensacola, FL 32505 with Pastor Ron Lentine officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM at the funeral home. Interment will be at Barrancas National Cemetery, NAS Pensacola, FL.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Jeff Elmquist, Darrell Rowell, Donnie Rowell, Matthew Curl, Jimmie Dan Moore, Keith Chaney; honorary pallbearers will be Reggie Hanna, Bobby Chaney, Billy Davis, Don Boothe, Larry Darley, Clay Carroll, and John Meyers.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

16

May

10:30 AM 5/16/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 5/16/2019 11:30:00 AM
Faith Chapel South

100 Beverly Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32505

Faith Chapel South
100 Beverly Parkway Pensacola 32505 FL
United States

Service

Thursday

16

May

11:30 AM 5/16/2019 11:30:00 AM
Faith Chapel South

100 Beverly Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32505

Faith Chapel South
100 Beverly Parkway Pensacola 32505 FL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Barrancas National Cemetery Final Resting Place

1 Cemetery Road
Pensacola, FL 32508

1 Cemetery Road Pensacola 32508 FL
United States
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