James R. “Bob” Ford, age 68 of Highland, IL, died Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL.
He was born March 01, 1947, in Reyno, AR, the son of Cecil and Della (nee Combs) Ford.
On March 21, 1986, he married Cindy Sue Burke who survives in Highland.
He was a member of United Auto Workers #2250 in St. Louis.
Bob was born in Reyno, Arkansas where he grew up and worked on the family farm. At age 18 he moved to St. Louis and worked at St. Lukes Hospital. He started working for General Motors in 1975, retiring in 1997. Bob’s passion was keeping his yard immaculate. He also enjoyed his Harley Davidson Motorcycle, camping, boating, working on old or new cars, and spending time with his family and his love for his pets.
Survivors include :
Wife – Cindy S. Ford nee Burke, Highland, IL
Daughter – Reene (Jerry) Triska, Olympia, WA
Son – Robert (Nichole) Ford, Black Rock, AR
Son – James (Jeannie) Ford, Arnold, MO
Daughter – Emily Montegna, Highland, IL
Son – Andrew Ford (Special Friend Cassie Smaniotto), Centerville, IA
Grandchildren – Nineteen
Great Grandchildren – Three
Sister – Margaret Cuevas, Mexico
He was preceded in death by:
Father – Cecil R. Ford
Mother – Della M. Ford nee Combs
Sister – Nancy Hooper
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, February 22, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL .
Private interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to To the Family.
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249