Mr. Paul Joseph “Joey” Ward, Sr. age 74, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at approximately 8:34 p.m. at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on May 4, 1945 in Lima, Ohio to the union of Samuel C. and Lois (Banks) Ward; both parents preceded him in death.
Mr. Ward was formerly employed at Ford Motor Company. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of Philippian Missionary Baptist Church, and the U.A.W. Local #1219.
He leaves to cherish his precious memory 1 son; Paul J. Ward, Jr. (Chelsea). 2 stepsons; Luther Benton, Jr. (Corey) all of Lima. Marcus Benton of Milwaukee, WI. 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A brother; Leonard D. Ward (Gwen) of Lima. A sister; Rose Overstreet of Cleveland, OH. A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by 3 sisters; Hattie M. Littleton, Lucille Williamson and Dorothy E. Henderson. A brother; David Ward.
Home Going Services will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at Philippian Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. B. LaMont Monford, Sr., officiating.
Visitation/Wake will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. until time of services also at the Church.
Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery
Services entrusted to: JONES-CLARK FUNERAL HOME, INC.
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