Richard Ward

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LIMA — Richard "Dickie" David Ward, age 73, passed from this life on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at approximately 4:57 am. at St. Rita's Medical Center.

He was born on August 25, 1940 in Lima, Ohio to the union of Jimmie P. and Pauline L. Favors Ward; both parents preceded him in death.

On October 30, 1965 he was united in holy matrimony to Barbara J. Rankin who survives in Lima.

He retired from Ford Motor Company after 41 years of service. He was a member of Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church and he attended Good Ground Church of God in Christ. He was a member of the U.A.W. local union 1219. Dickie was a loving father and grandfather, he really loved his family.

Besides his loving wife Barbara he leaves to cherish his memory a son; Richard Jason Ward of Dayton, Ohio. Two daughters; Mildred "Kim" Ward and Monica D. Ward both of Lima. Two granddaughters; Jessica D. Ward and Dianna D. Ward. A nephew he helped raised; Sean Ward (Bonita) of Columbus, Ohio. A Godson; Steven Robinson (Melina) of Lima. A host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister; Mildred L. Ward and two brothers; James L. Ward and Norman E. Ward.

Services will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Earnest Stephens, Jr., officiating and Elder Kenneth Keys, eulogizing.

Visitation/Wake services will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Jones-Clark Funeral Home, Inc. from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where the family will be present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery

Arrangements Entrusted to: Jones-Clark Funeral Home, Inc.

Condolences can be made at:

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Jones-Clark Funeral Home Inc
1302 Oakland Pkwy
Lima, OH 45805
(419) 225-5741
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Published in The Lima News from Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, 2014