Fallen Hero: SFC (Ret) Roddy Ford

Petal, MS

Funeral Home

Hulett~Winstead Funeral Home

205 Bay Street Hattiesburg, MS 39401


NA due to corona virus


Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, April 17, 2020 at Hillcrest Cemetery


Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on April 15, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home.  Sergeant First Class (Ret)(SFC) Roddy Ford, age 75, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 114th ASG, 298 CSB, 3656th Maint Co and had worked full-time at the Cp Shelby MATES has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.   Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.  You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels.  May God continue to look over you and your family.  “Stand At Rest Soldier”


Obituary for Roddy Ford

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Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, April 17, 2020 at Hillcrest Cemetery for Mr. Roddy Ford, 75, of Petal, MS.

He died Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Forrest General Hospital.

Mr. Ford retired from MATES after 30 years as a mechanic and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Petal, MS.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Irma Lee Ford.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lynette Ford of Petal, MS; two sons, John Russell Ford (Leslie) and Jeffrey Walter Ford (Regina) both of Petal, MS; one sister, Linda Ainsworth (Freddie) of Brooklyn, MS; one brother, Freddy Ford (Arlene) of Pearl, MS and four grandchildren.