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John Oliver Ward
1939-2017
John Oliver Ward, 78, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at his home in Houston, Texas. John was born to Oliver and Frances Ward in Alpine, Texas.
A life-long Texan, he grew up in Walnut Springs and enlisted in the Marine Corps where he served for three years. After officer training, he served another five years in the U.S. Air Force, attaining the rank of First Lieutenant. He was stationed overseas at an air base in Turkey. He looked back on his years in the service with great pride.
He went to North Texas State University, earning a degree in English. Like his mother, who graduated from the same school, he went on to teach English. John also earned an MBA from Prairie View A&M University.
He is survived by his son Scott Ward, daughter Pam Watson, step-daughters Cathy Hatfield and Kim Busch, granddaughters Lisa and Laura Watson, grandsons Max Ward, Sam and Will Hatfield, great-granddaughter Jillian Watson and great-grandson Dakota Petty.
John was preceded in death by his loving wife Carol, who he will join in Houston National Cemetery in a private family service.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 1, 2017
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