Don Ford

Don Ford

Don Ford, 73, of Grand Tower, died Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. 

He was born on Sept. 17, 1949, in Anna, the son of Garnet and Martha Wilson Ford. 

He married Mary Rumfelt on Nov. 15, 1974, in Wolf Lake.

Mr. Ford is survived by his wife, Mary Ford of Grand Tower; a son, Jesse (Heather) Ford of Carbondale; a brother, David (Barbara) Ford of Cape Girardeau; a niece, Amy Ford of Grand Tower; very special friends Rodney Snider, Buddy Tripp, Rodney Reynolds and Michelle Modglin; other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death his parents and by a brother, Dick Ford.

Graveside funeral services for Don Ford were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, at Walker Hill Cemetery in Grand Tower, with Bob Henson officiating. Interment followed. 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements. 

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.

To visit his memorial page and to leave online condolences for his family, visit the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home website at

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