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Bryan Michael WARD


1993 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Bryan Michael WARD Obituary
WARD, Bryan Michael

Bryan Michael Ward was born on February 26, 1993 in Hinsdale, Illinois to Edward DeWayne Ward and Tina Elaine Ward, MD. He was the second of two children.

Bryan began his education in the Eanes Independent School District and graduated from Westlake High School in 2011 where he was a member of the National Honor Society and worked as a student employee of the Eanes ISD Information Technology Department. Bryan loved all aspects of computers and followed this interest to enroll at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, where he majored in Computer Engineering. In 2013, Bryan relocated back to Austin, TX, and began working as an Onsite Associate Technician for Ricoh USA where he was responsible for the maintenance and repair of copiers & printers for the Pflugerville Independent School District. He was employed there until his passing.

Bryan attended Alpha Seventh-day Adventist Church from the age of 5 years old. He accepted Christ in March of 2003 and was baptized under the leadership of Dr. Neil Reid. He was active in many church activities and was a member of the Adventurer's Club, Pathfinder's Club, Bible Bowl team, youth choir and the Multimedia department. He also served as a junior deacon. Bryan continued to attend and be a member of Alpha until his passing.

Bryan was an intelligent, creative, and energetic person. He loved living in Austin and enjoyed hiking the trails at Barton Creek, riding Jet skis at Lake Travis and biking the many hills in west Austin. Bryan traveled with his family and experienced different cultures and locations. He loved zip lining in Costa Rica, driving ATV's in Mexico, riding elephants in Bali, hot air ballooning in Singapore and boating along the canals in Venice. Bryan also loved to be physically challenged and trained in Muay Thai (MMA) and boxing. He also loved to play golf with his parents on Sundays.

Bryan was preceded in death by his grandfather, Grady Watts; grandmother, Arqulah Mae Ward and his uncle, Grady Watts, Jr.

Bryan will be fondly remembered by all for his inspirational words and his ability to light up a room with his personality and quick witted humor. Bryan left us far too early and will be sorely missed by his parents, Tina Elaine and Edward DeWayne Ward; his brother, Edward DeWayne Ward, II, all of Austin, Texas; grandmother, Eunice Elaine Watts of Beaumont, CA; grandfather, Edward Lee Ward, and his wife Irma Ward, of DeSoto, TX; three aunts, Rhonda Alana Watts of Beaumont, CA, Monica Watts of Pasadena, CA, and Michelle Pollard of Highland, CA; one uncle, Marlon Lake of Fontana, CA; special friend, Kamania Ray of Atlanta, GA; and a number of cousins, relatives and devoted friends.

A service of remembrance will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Alpha Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3016 East 51st Street, Austin, TX 78723. Interment Cook Walden Capital Parks. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Alpha in Bryan's name. Viewing will be held Saturday, March 8, 9am-7pm at King-Tears Mortuary.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2014
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