Funeral services for Herbert W. "Herb" Ford Sr., 76, of Hokes Bluff, who passed away April 19, 2013, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Irwin will officiate. Entombment will follow at Crestwood Mausoleum. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home & Cemetery is in charge.
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Herb was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He was a 1955 graduate of Gadsden High School. He played football on scholarship for two years at the University of Florida. He was retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. after 30 years of service. He was the owner and operator of Herb Ford Photography on Rainbow Drive for 20 years. He was a football coach and Scout Master in Hokes Bluff
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Josephine Ford.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Charlotte D. Ford; sons, Herb (Melanie) Ford Jr. and Jeff Ford; daughter-in-law, Susan Ford; five grandchildren, Justin (April) Ford, Jake Ford, Jeff Ford, Lyndsey Ford and Katie Ford; brother, Doug (Nancy) Ford; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Special thanks to Dr. Thomas Corley; Southern Care Hospice, especially nurse Virgie Gowens, aide Jess Allsup and Chaplain Josh Tanner.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
in memory of Herbert Ford Sr.
The family will receive friends from noon to time of service Sunday at the funeral home.
Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home
1901 Piedmont Cutoff
Gadsden, AL 35903
Published in The Gadsden Times on Apr. 20, 2013