James N. (Jake) Ward

In Memory Of James N. (Jake) Ward

James N. (Jake) Ward, age 82, of Grand Prairie, Texas, passed away peacefully from this earth, Friday, October 20, 2017 at Ennis Care Center, of Ennis, Texas.

Jake was born in Wilburton, Oklahoma on October 29, 1934, a son of the late Dora (Boatright) and GuyWard.

Jake served in the U.S. Army. He went to college andworked and retired as a machinist at Johnson & Johnson in Arlington, Texas.  Jake could accomplish anything he set his mind to do.  He was a man of many talents.  As a child, he would walk the mountains of the Kiamichi Range.  He loved outdoors, gardening, traveling, and the Cowboys!  Jake's greatest passion was the marriage to his wife, Rosemary, love of his life. He had a special place in his big heart for his brother-in-law, Gary Sherman, true 'buddies.'

He was a member of Mosaic Fellowship Church, ofGrand Prairie, Texas .

He was the husband of Rosemary(Etheredge) Ward. On May 1, 1972, they were married at Ft. Worth, Texas.

Jake issurvived by:
Loving Wife of 45 years: Rosemary Ward, of the home.
Daughters/Son-In-Law:  Terri & Duffey Todd, of Granbury, Texas; Tina Duque, of Lewisville, Texas.
Sons/Daughter-In-Law:   Chris & Connie York, of Arlington, Texas; Doug Ward, of Granbury, Texas.
Sister/Brother-In-Law:   Shirley & Ron Akers, of Van Buren, Arkansas.
Brother/Sister-In-Law:  John D. & Helen Reynolds, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.
Brother-In-Law/Sister-In-Law:   Gary & Karen Sherman, of Arlington, Texas.
He is also survived by beloved 5 Grandchildren: Megan, Brent, Amanda, Eric, and Kathlynn.
His 4 legged baby, Rosston.  And many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Jake was preceded in death by his parents, Guy & Dora Ward; sister/brother-in-law, Irene & Bud Sallee; brother/sister-in-law, Bo & Laverne Ward; sister/brother-in-law:  Bernice & Fred Chronister.

Service at The Bob Waldrop Memorial Chapel, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017with Rev. Randy Waldrop officiating.  Interment to follow at the Centerpoint Cemetery, Wilburton, Oklahoma.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the County Alzheimer's Association.   Thank you to Family First Hospice, of Ennis, Texas. Special thanks to Ennis Care Center, Ennis, Texas, Alzheimer's Unit, Alzheimer's Unit staff for all of their support and care.

Pallbearers:  Chris York, Eric Duque, Brent Duque, Robin Sallee, Mike Hodge, Scott Chronister, Jose Avilez.  Honorary Pallbearers:  John D. Reynolds, Charles Yancey.