Daniel Edward Ward | 1930-2018

Published Saturday, May 12, 2018

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Daniel Edward Ward

Daniel Edward “Buddy” Ward, 88, died Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Decatur.

Funeral is 2 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with the Rev. Fred Ferren officiating.

Buddy was born Feb. 25, 1930, in Pauls Valley, Okla., to Jessie and Lovina (Peters) Ward. He married Aaron Elizabeth Croy Oct. 29, 1954, in Lewisville. Buddy retired as a pastor of 60-plus years. He was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Chico.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and son John Calvin Ward.

He is survived by his sons, Eddie Ward and wife, Christi, of Alvord, Danny Ward and wife, Tonya, of Alvord and Kevin Ward and wife, Faith, of Decatur; brother Jessie Ward of Harlingen; sister Thelma Ragland of Pauls Valley, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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