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Creed Lamar Ford III Passes

Creed Lamar Creed Lamar Ford III, age 65, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, July 20, 2018. He was born on November 17, 1952 in Darby, Pennsylvania to the late Jane Freitag Ford and Creed Lamar Ford Jr. Shortly after birth, Creed returned to Texas and was commissioned an 'Honorary Texan' by Governor Shivers on October 30th, 1953. Creed graduated from Lake Highlands High School in Dallas in 1971. Creed went on to earn a degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University in 1975. On January 31, 1976, he married Lynn Kay Self. Together, they had two children, Harper Lindsay and Creed Lamar IV.

Creed was a long-time, well respected restaurateur, where he managed, inspired and led thousands of employees at various companies including Brinker International, Fired Up, Inc. and Ford Restaurant Group, Inc. Creed enjoyed ranching, hunting, songwriting, golf, Aggie football and especially spending time with family and friends. He was the best story teller and was a true friend who was always there when you needed him. Creed's life passion was helping others.

As a founder of The Fired Up Foundation, he has raised and donated over $2.7 million to various charities over the years. His most recent passion was the equine therapy program at Marbridge in Manchaca, Texas. Due to his involvement, support and guidance over the years, the new equine facility at Marbridge will be named the Creed Ford III Therapeutic Riding Ranch. He is survived by his father Creed Ford Jr., his beloved wife of 42 years, Lynn; his daughter and son-in-law, Harper and Peter Rehme, their two daughters Rome and Louisa; his son and daughter-in-law Creed IV and Cassie, and their two sons Creed V and Stephen Max; his sister Karen Cook and husband Bill; brother Randy Ford and wife Denise, Terry Ford and wife Julie; sister Nancy Mulligan; and many nieces and nephews.

A private family burial service will be held in September. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Fired Up Foundation to benefit the Creed Ford III Therapeutic Riding Ranch at Marbridge Ranch. http: //firedup4charity.org "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." -Winston Churchill.

Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home 512-263-1511. For those desiring, you may also access the online guest registry and obituary at www.wcfish.com.

Published in Dallas Morning News on July 29, 2018

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