Charles A. "Art" Ford, 90, of Valmeyer, IL, died April 8, 2019, in Columbia, IL. He was born January 15, 1929, in E. St. Louis, IL.
He is survived by his wife Patricia Ford; children Candie (Rob) Warren, Angie (Bill) Prange, Chuck (Laura) Ford, and Henry "Butch" (Leigh) Ford; grandchildren Chris Andres, Nicole (Andy) Sambor, Josh (Becky) Warren, Ryan Warren, Emily Warren, Brandy (Randy) Hicks; Nick (Lynn) Prange, Brittany Prange, Allison Ford, Andrew Ford, Collin Ford, and Kylie Ford; great grandchildren Michael, Anthony, and Vincent Sambor, River Kurschinske and Nora Warren, Sydney, Mason, and Olivia Hicks, and Harrison Prange; brother John (Mary Ellen) Ford; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; & cousins.
Charles is preceded in death by parents Henry W. and Beulah (nee Balltrip) Ford; daughters Vicki Andres and Pamela Ford and sister Dona Tucker.
He was a member of St. John UCC - Valmeyer, Valmeyer Senior Citizens, Maeystown Sportsmans Club, Valmeyer Lions Club, and retired Teamsters Local #682.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Alzheimer's Association, Parkinson Association, or Hospice of Southern Illinois
4 PM to 8 PM Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Friday at St. John United Church of Christ
10 AM Friday, April 12, 2019 at St. John United Church of Christ in Valmeyer, IL
Pastor Elizabeth Terrill officiating