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James T. "Sonny" Ward

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James T. "Sonny" Ward

AGE: 81 • Bear

James T. "Sonny" Ward passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday April 21, 2016.

He was born in Rye, AR to the late Frank and Iris "Tommy" Ward. Jimmy proudly served his country in the US Air Force and as he would fondly say, "8 years, 6 months, 14 days, 2 hours and 30 minutes". He worked for General Motors for 30 years. Jimmy was a friend of Bill W. for 46 years. He liked to fish, camp, travel but mostly being with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marion Melody Ward; 5 children, Julie Palson (Bill) of SC, Gordon, Preston, Adam (Debora) and Mitchell (April) all of New Castle County, 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 1 great- great granddaughter; 3 sister, Aline Ashcraft, Pebble Montgomery and Vonnie Winningham (Buddy) and close friends Bob and Marie Baker. Jimmy is also preceded in death by his son, James T. Jr. and his 3 brothers, Jerry, SamBob and Charles Edward.

A committal service will be held in the Chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd., Bear, DE, on Friday, April 29 at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice 405 East Marsh Lane, Suite 4, Newport, DE 19804.

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Published in The News Journal on Apr. 24, 2016
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