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John Elijah “Eli” Ford, 25, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy. Eli loved the outdoors, music and was a loyal friend and brother. He was such a loving son. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marvin H. Ford and Dorothy R. Ford, Billy G. Hickman and Janice Hodges Hickman; aunt, Karajo Hickman and uncle, Scott Hickman. Survivors are his parents, Angela Renee Hickman Qualls (Ken) and Ken Ford (Shelba); brother, Alex Ford (Jameika Ford); step-brothers, Kenny Qualls and Bradley Qualls (Meredith); niece, Kaylee Qualls; aunts, Kim Gay (Brian), Kathy Street (Jerry), Kerrie Hickman; several cousins and extended family and lifelong friend Taylor Perkey; girlfriend, Hillary Brennan and daughter, Emma. Services will be on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Calvin Nunley officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday before the service at the funeral home. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com. Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.