Eric Matthew Ford, 40, of Bradenton, died at home suddenly on June 30, 2018. He was born in Massillon, Ohio on February 6, 1978 to his loving parents, Russell and Susan (Dyer) Ford. Eric was a chef, a talented baker, and a DJ. He loved singing and won competitions in his youth. He was an Eagle Scout. As a young teen, he was in an acting group (Born to Act) and performed in a singing group and individually performed a magic act. He was as avid fan of the Ohio State football, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Tampa Bay Lightning. Eric never met a stranger. He could speak to someone in line at a store and come out with a new friend. He is survived by a large, loving family. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy. click Donate to make a donation.