Ward Leslie Dean Ward, Sunrise December 16, 1944 and Sunset July 10, 2013. Les was a Veteran of U.S. Air Force, Tuskegee Airman Photographer and former employee of Alabama State Police and State of Ohio Corrections. He was a member of Mt. Gerizim Baptist Church where he served as a usher. He was preceded in death by his parents Bereatha and Derek Ward I, and brother Dana Ward. Left to cherish his memory, wife, Janice Ward; daughters, Leslie Johns and Tamara Ward; sons, Jason Matthews and Justine (Tasha) Matthews; sister, Linda (Alvin) Sunday; brother, Derek Dean (Sandra) Ward II; 11 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and a host of other family and friends. Visitation 11 a.m. and Funeral 12Noon Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Mt. Gerizim Baptist Church, 2633 Mock Rd. Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates. Arrangements entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE, 2500 Cleveland Ave. To order flowers and offer condolences to The WARD Family, visit www.THECHAPELOFPEACE.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 15, 2013