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Joe Clyde Ward


1939 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Joe Clyde Ward Obituary
JOE CLYDE WARD passed away on July 30, 2015 in Riverside, CA. Joe was born in Edwards, Mississippi in 1939 and was raised in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1960, Joe relocated to Riverside, CA where he served in the US Army Reserves. Later, he accepted a psychiatric technician position with Patton State Hospital. On December 14, 1963, Joe married Jeanette Lewis. After marriage, Joe and his wife joined Second Baptist Missionary Church in Riverside. Joe and his wife Jeanette, have one child, Monique Monta. Joe leaves two siblings James Ward (Dorothy) of Riverside, CA, and Stella Knight (Titus), of Muskegon, Michigan. Preceding Joe's passing were sisters Luxey, Gladys, Alma Jean, and Alice Ruth, and brothers, Lysander, and Willis. Being a provider to his family was an important part of Joe's character. He had a gift for helping people and pursued certification as a Registered Nurse (RN) at Riverside Community College eventually landing an RN position at Patton. Later, he would go on to work as a nurse and then a nursing supervisor at Riverside General, Riverside Community, Parkview, St. Bernadine, and Kaiser Hospitals until his retirement in 1995. On Thursday, July 30, 2015, Joe C. Ward was called to be with our heavenly Father. He leaves to cherish his memory and continue the legacy his wife Jeanette; his daughter Monique; son-in-law Gustavo; grandsons Elijah and Sebastian; a god-daughter, April Lewis-Mewborn, along with a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and family who will always remember Joe's enthusiasm for life, his kind and giving spirit, and the joy that his laughter brought to any room. Services for Joe C. Ward will be Tuesday, August 11 at 12 p.m., Second Baptist Missionary Church, 2911 Ninth Street, Riverside, CA 92507. Interment immediately following at: Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92518.


Published in Press-Enterprise from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2015
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