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Charles Edward Ford

March 27, 1940 ~ April 21, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Charles Ford Obituary

Charles Edward Ford, 83, of Hamburg, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, April 21, 2023.  He was born in Milo, Arkansas, on March 27, 1940, to the late Ivy Otto and Dorothy Farmer Ford.  He was a 1959 graduate of Fountain Hill High School and a member of Judson Missionary Baptist Church.

Charles worked as a tissue winder operator at Georgia Pacific for forty-five years, eventually retiring in 2004.  He also served honorably in the U.S. Army National Guard.

Charles was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Family vacations were predominately spent on the Saline River, swimming, setting trot lines, and bass and bream fishing.  He caught some monster catfish from that river and made many memories with his children and grandchildren while he taught them to hunt and fish.  Gardening was also one of his extraordinary talents.  His annual garden was enough to share with his family and numerous friends, and he took enormous pride in keeping his freezer full of various types of fruits, vegetables, and wild game.

Charles was also a dog lover and never ran across one he didn’t like.  He loved being outdoors and often said that is where he felt closest to God.  If you shared in any of his outdoor interests, you experienced a heartfelt bond with him.  

He is preceded in death by his wife of sixty-two years, Joyce Fay Williams Ford; his father, Otto Ford; his mother, Dorothy Farmer Ford; one sister, JoAnn Ford Roberts; and two brothers, Wayne Ivy Ford and Lloyd Ford.  

He leaves behind one daughter, Rita Lynn Ford Williams (Harold) of Damascus, AR; and one son, Dewayne Allen Ford (Denise) of Clinton, MS; along with one sister, Carolyn Ford, of Little Rock; and five grandchildren, Britney Williams Corker, Ben Ford, Justin Ford, McKenzie Ford, and Michaela Ford.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 29th, at the Judson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Milo (Hamburg), with Rev. Michael Farmer officiating.

Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m., before the service.

Services entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.


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April 29, 2023

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Judson Cemetery
Hamburg, AR 71646

Graveside Service
April 29, 2023

2:00 PM
Judson Cemetery
Hamburg, AR 71646


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