Cecil Edward Ward | 1934-2019

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Cecil Edward Ward

Cecil Edward Ward, 85, of Decatur, a retired crew chief mechanic, went to be with our Lord Monday, April 15, 2019, in Justin.

Graveside service is 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.

Family will receive friends before the graveside service 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

Gerre Joiner will officiate.

Cecil was born March 28, 1934, to Ernest Edward and Alberta Virginia (Kingery) Ward in Chapmanville, W.V. He was united in marriage to Florence Lucetta Butcher Nov. 12, 1955, in Cleveland, Ohio. Cecil retired from American Airlines after 33 years. He was a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and grandson Shawn Ward.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his sons, Mark Allan Ward and wife, Karen, of Oakpoint and Michael Arden Ward and wife, Stacy, of Roanoke; daughter Melinda Anne Burkhart and husband, Randy, of Decatur; grandchildren Jennifer and Cory Cox, Brandon Ward, Andy and Jessi Ward, Cody and Jodi Burkhart, Erin Ward, Jansen and Maribel Ward, Mindy Burkhart and Katye Shook; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Hawkins Funeral Home

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