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Bob R. Ward

December 26, 1922 — February 7, 2007

Services for Bob R. Ward, 84, of Canadian, Texas, will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 10, 2007 at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ed Cooley, officiating and Jim Pollard, assisting. Burial will be in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, Texas. Mr. Ward passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 in Canadian, Texas. Bob was born on December 26, 1922 in Tulsa, OK to the late Mr. Leslie Ward and Mrs. Willie Mae Gilbert Ward. He was a graduate of Pampa High School. He then went on to graduate from New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM. Mr. Ward was a Veteran of the United States Air Force serving in World War II where he was a radio operator-mechanic gunner. Bob moved to Canadian, TX in 1945 from Pampa, TX. He married Bettye McAfee Ward on October 15, 1947 in Amarillo, TX. She preceded him in death on March 30, 2006. Bob was owner and operator of Ward Oil Company from 1956 until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of the 388th Bomb Group, Canadian Lodge # 855 AF and AM and the First Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Ward, one sister, Katherine Taylor and one granddaughter, Jacqueline Ward. He is survived by one son, Kelley Ward and wife Ruth of Canadian, TX; one daughter, Kay Ward of Brighton, CO; one sister, Polly Parnell of Holland, TX; five grandchildren, Kris Sanchez and husband Javier and Krystal Dickinson and husband Ty all of Canadian, TX; Lisa White of Amarillo, TX; Shelby Ward and Rachel Ward both of Brighton, CO; two great-grandchildren, Mya Sanchez and Aiden Dickinson both of Canadian, TX. The family suggests memorials be to Hemphill County Hospice, 1020 S. Main, Canadian, TX 79014.
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