T-Model Ford

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T-Model's credentials are impeccable; if anything he's over qualified.
He was born James Lewis Carter Ford in Forrest, a small community in
Scott County, Mississippi. T-Model thinks he's seventy-five but isn't
sure. He was plowing a field behind a mule on his family's farm by age
eleven, and in his early teens he secured a job at a local sawmill. He
excelled and was later recruited by a foreman from a bigger lumber
company in the Delta, near Greenville, and eventually got promoted to
truck driver. Between that and working in a log camp T-Model was
sentenced to ten years on a chain-gang for murder. He lucked out and
was released after serving two. He says, grinning, "I could really
stomp some ass back then, stomp it good. I was a-sure-enough- dangerous
man." (via Fat Possum)