In Loving Memory

Charles “Bill” Ford

April 17, 1947 - February 5, 2020


Charles “Bill” William Ford, a lifelong resident of Mobile, AL, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the age of 72.

Bill was a 1965 graduate of Murphy High School.  He was a US Navy Veteran and later worked at Consolidated Freightways for 25 years as a truck driver.  And he retired from the US Postal Service.  In his spare time, Bill loved growing peppers, fishing, boats, grilling, 18-wheelers and beers with friends and family, and talking about life and football,

Bill was preceded in death by his mom, Patsy Ruth Cogburn; his dad, Charles Minton Ford; and uncle, Henry Easel Ford.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Yoshiko Iwasa Ford; children, Erika Ford of Mobile, AL, Charles Lee (Carla) Ford of Theodore, AL, and Michael (Cristin) Ford of Moss Point, MS; grandchildren, Erik Alexander Ford-Duran, Charles Evan Ford and Caylen Sage Bray; great grandchildren, Kennedy Danielle Pridgen, Harper Madison Pridgen and Harlow Marie Pridgen; sister, Pattie Elizabeth Ford; his best friend, Gary Carter; and special friends, Buddy Hargrove, James Wages, Jimmy Stone and Julius Hoffman; as well as other family members and friends.

There will be a memorial service held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, at 12:00 p.m.  The family will receive friends for a time of visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will follow the service at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort, AL.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at  Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is handling service arrangements for the family.


  1. Lee Ford

    I want to thank the Hughes family for taking great care of my Dad and us as a family during this sad time. Every aspect of the ceremony to the Veterans cemetery was excellent.

    Thank you,
    Lee Ford

  2. Patricia Moore

    Have not been in contact with this old friend for years but it seems only yesterday that we were in class together. Wonderful person to know. We pray for comfort for his family and know that you precious memories of your dear one will help you through this time of loss. Love to you all.———–Pat Tillman Moore

  3. Jon Crabtree

    I’ve tried to call my friend and fellow coworker Bill many times in the last year and wasn’t able to get in touch with him. My heart is heavy and this news is totally unexpected. I loved Bill like a family member and I’ll miss him deeply.


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