Lester E. Ward Jr., 92 of Versailles, Ohio passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday December 10, 2014 at 6:35 AM. He was born September 17, 1922 in Centerville, Indiana the son of the late Lester E. & Helen Marie (Killen) Ward Sr.
He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II where he was a Prisoner of War and received the Purple Heart. He was a farmer.
He was a member of the Greenville American Legion Post #140, Greenville V.F.W., the American Chianina Association, the Ohio Chianina Association, the Darke County Cattlemen’s Association, & a Board Member of the Ohio Farm Bureau, a Member of the Darke County School Board, a Member of the Montgomery County JVS Board; he received numerous Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Awards; the Who’s Who Award, numerous Herdsman Awards, numerous Government Certificates, & numerous Government Recognitions.
He is preceded in death by his parents; & sister: Mary Cummins.
He is survived by his wife: Marlene N. (Bowman) Ward of Versailles; his children & spouses: Leslie E. & Debra Ward of Versailles, Roger K. & Danna Miller of Beamsville; 5 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; brother & sister in law: Donald & Joann Ward of Richmond, Indiana; sisters & brothers in law: Jeraldine Osborne of Richmond, Indiana, Rozella & Eddie Garrett of Richmond, Indiana, Glenda & John Keller of Richmond, Indiana.
Services will be held on Monday December 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Ted McCurdy officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday December 14, 2014 and 1 hour prior to services on Monday at the funeral home. Veterans Graveside Services will be conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne Healthcare Cancer Center or State of the Heart Hospice.
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