Fairview – Donald D. McCord, 96, of Fairview, passed away at 1:45 PM on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at UnityPoint Proctor. He was born on January 17, 1921 in Middlegrove to Jay and Alma Belle (Courtney) McCord. He married Violet Marie Roberts on August 24, 1946 in Keokuk, IA, she preceded him in death on February 17, 1980. He later married Bessie E. Hukill on March 5, 1981 in DeLand, IL, she preceded him in death on May 14, 2014.
Donald was also preceded in death by his parents.
Surviving are two step-children, Ronald “Pete” Hukill of Fairview, and Nancy (Bernie) Seipel of Elmwood; three step-grandchildren, Tara Leigh Judd of KY, Alex Bostic of CO, and Amy Oppe of Canton; three step-great grandchildren of KY; cousins, Carol (Earl) Brooks of VA, Bob (Marty) Ritzman of CA, Kathy McCord-Walters of CA, Larry and Jay Ulm of Farmington, and special friends and caretakers.
Don graduated from Farmington High School in 1939 and he farmed ever since. As a gentleman farmer, Don raised the finest quality livestock, grew highly productive fields of corn and soybeans, and kept his place and machinery in top notch condition. He took pride in his work and was still operating his Gleaner combine at the age of 93. Don loved to reminisce about the rich history of Middlegrove and Farmington and had very strong family ties to these towns.
Don was a member of Farmington Moose Lodge No. 1571 and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Homes in Farmington, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Pastor Jim Reed will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Oakridge Cemetery in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to Fairview Rescue Squad or Farmington Rescue Squad 1100. To view Don’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com
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