Ford Hughes Dato
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Ford Hughes Dato
  • September 19, 2002 - May 15, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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Ford Hughes Dato, 14, passed away May 15, 2017. Our little boy is an angel in heaven now. Ford was born September 19, 2002 and was a happy, loving and caring boy with a big heart and was a friend to all. He loved spending time with his family and many friends; including his beagle Shiloh, his loving animals including rabbits and chickens. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his Boy Scout Troop 53. He rowed on the crew team for The Plant High Middle School team. He loved listening to classic rock and studying genealogy and history. He attended Coleman Middle School and was looking forward to attending Plant High in the fall where he was going to be playing the trumpet in the marching band.



He is survived by his best friend and brother, J.D.; mom and dad, Pam and Joe; grandparents, “Mimi” (Louise Burnett) and “Papa” (Joe Dato) and “JuJu” (Judy Dato); many wonderful aunts, uncles, cousins and best buds, Kryder and Marshall. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11 am at Palma Ceia United Methodist Church 3723 W Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629.



In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boy Scouts of America 1275 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309-3506 or Palma Ceia United Methodist Church 3723 W Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629 or Plant High School Rowing Association, P.O. Box 10576 Tampa FL 33679.