The Obituary for Mr. William Clinton Ford Jr. (Clay & Jefferson Counties)


Graveside services for Mr. William C. “Clinton” Ford Jr., age 103 of Lineville, were held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Lineville with Rev. Jerry Colquett officiating.

Mr. Ford passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Lineville Health & Rehab. Mr. Ford was born in Clay County in 1917, and graduated from Lineville High school, was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. He was a former resident of Birmingham where he retired as Lieutenant after 32 years of service with the Birmingham Fire Department. He is also a member of the Birmingham Retired Fireman’s Association.

He is survived by his daughter, Hazel Marie Humphrey (Bob) of Huntsville; six grandchildren: Robert Humphrey of Seattle, WA, Kecia Pierce (Terry), Scott Humphrey, both of Madison, Roxanne Shirley (Mike) of Lawrenceville, GA, Felicia Vansickle (Sam) of Howell, MI, Debbie Duplain of Salisbury, NC; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 75 years, Irma C. Ford; his parents, William C. Ford Sr., and Amanda Pearl Dollar Ford; his daughter, Martha Jane Ford Tarter; four sisters: Eulene Ford, Audrey Owen, Elizabeth Tidwell and Dorothy Williamson; three brothers: Harold, James and Kermit Ford.

Active Pallbearers were Mike Shirley, Scott Humphrey, Robert Humphrey, Alex Shirley, Austin Shirley, Dylan Pierce, Charlie Petersen, and Sam Vansickle.

Benefield Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements.