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Remembering the Life of

Dexter Beneard Ford

May 8, 1960  -  September 16, 2023

Dexter Beneard Ford, age 63, of Fayetteville, TN, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Donalson Care Center. He was born in Lincoln County, TN on May 8, 1960 to the late Jimmie Lee Ford and Ruby Smith Ford. Dexter was a retired truck driver.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters: Mary Dixon and Ophelia F. Harper and grandmother: Ophelia Edmiston Smith.


Mr. Ford is survived by daughter: Tahesha Ford; sons: Tyjuan Ford and Ralphel Ford; grandchildren: Sara Johnson, Taaliyah Ford, Tyjuan Ford, Jr., Javien Ford, Kadelee Newgent, Malik Ford, Alawna Beech, Rashyia Ford, Akaijah Ford, Kinyun Ford, Jayceon Thompson, Mayceon Thompson; sisters: Brenda Rodgers, Yolanda (Michael) Vance and Carol Ford; brother: Jimmie D. (Jerrie) Ford; brother-in-law: Harold Dixon; step-mother: Katie Ford; step-sisters: Wilma (Donald) Hampton and Helena Hockett; step-brother: Tony Hockett; and special friends: Thomas Hockett, Jackie Cannon, Phil Brooks and Kevin Reese.


Homegoing services will be held Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 1 PM at Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home.


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Carolyn Ellis, wife

I shared a room at Donalson care center with Dexter for about two years. He could not speak due to a stroke, but he used hand signals and fist pumps to communicate. I will always fondly remember Dex standing in the doorway of our room greeting the staff and residents passing by with a stylish 'OK' sign. Trips to Wal-Mart were a special treat for him, as he would just love to ride the power carts provided by the store, often going off on his own, leading our group on a gleeful chase through the aisles! I will miss him.

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