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May 17, 1935 - March 4, 2018
Hugh D. Ward Sr. passed away at 3:45 am March 4, 2018 at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home.
He was born May 17, 1935 in Sidney to Vernard and Thelma (Carroll) Ward who preceded him in death. On October 20, 1956 he married Darlene Williams who survives in Lima.
He retired as a guard from Lima Corrections, he also had worked at Chief’s/Rays, Sears catalog department for 17 years, and owned and operated Lima Restaurant Supply. He was a veteran of the US Navy during the Korean Era and was the 1st crew plank owner aboard the USS Forrestal. He was a member of the VFW Post 1275, Chief Akela for Order of the Arrow for the Boys Scouts, served as District Chairman of the Boy Scouts and Chairman of the Shawnee Council Cub Scouts. He was an avid bowler, loved fishing, and loved to joke with family and friends.
Survivors include: a Daughter, Debra (Travis) Bush of Petersburg, KY; 2 Sons, Hugh (Sarah) Ward Jr. of Andover, MN, Scott (V. Sue) Ward of Wapakoneta; 11 Grandchildren, 26 Great-Grandchildren; Half Brother, Tommy (Mary) Ward of Cloverdale, 3 Half Sisters, Beverly (David) Kozak of Southern Pines, NC, Kathy (Gary) Geaghan of Waterville, ME; Sue Ann (Fred) Graff of Lima; 2 Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law, Don (Carol) Williams of Findlay, Joe (Betty) Williams of Crossville, TN; a Step-Sister, Barbara Reder of Celina; Many Nieces and Nephews.
He was preceded in death by: a Brother, Robert V. Ward; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Joe (Mary) Williams; a Step-Brother, Dan Preston; a Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law, Victor (Mary Jo) Segovia.
Friends may call from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 pm Thursday at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES EASTSIDE CHAPEL. Services will be 11:00 am Friday at Eastside Chapel with Pastor Stephen Ambrose officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Military Honors will be performed by the VFW Post 1275 and the US Navy.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Black Swamp Council of the Boy Scouts.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.