of Greenbrier, AR
June 13, 1959 - March 22, 2021
Jeff "Hair" Franklin Ward, 61, of Greenbrier went to be with the Lord on March 22, 2021. He was born June 13, 1959 at Heber Springs to the late Hubert and Tincy Ward. He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, James Stratton, and one sister-in-law, Deb Ward.He was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Wooster. For many years he has been the Water Superintendent for the city of Greenbrier. When not working, he loved spending time with his family and pursuing hobbies that included hunting, fishing, playing the guitar, and spending time at the family lodge. He was an avid sports fan who followed the Arkansas Razorbacks, St. Louis Cardinals, and Dallas Cowboys. One of his happiest times was coaching Little League baseball for his son's team.He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Judith Ward; one son, JW Ward; one daughter, Emily Ward; mother-in-law, Fay Stratton; one brother, Doug Ward; three sisters, Donna Norman (Charles), Jeanie Buice (Bill) and Tracy Ferrell (Mark); three sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Linda Cunningham (Teddy), Elizabeth Ellis (Ira), and Paulette Smith (Danny); and numerous extended family, including nieces, nephews, and cousins. His heart of gold will be greatly missed by all.Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Wooster. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 26 at First Baptist Church in Wooster with a graveside service following at 2 p.m. at Settlement Cemetery in Shirley.
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Prayers for the family. Jeff was a good man and friend. May God give peace and comfort during this time 🙏
We r so sorry for your loss. I know he was a great brother n will be missed by his friends n family
Dear family, we are so sorry for the loss of Jeff. He was such a kind person, and was truly a family man. Prayers for God's comfort and strength in the upcoming days.
Sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.
Your family is in my prayers, may you find peace in each other and in the Lord during this difficult time.
Prayers for all of Jeff's family. He was a special person that made the world a better place. Hair, you will be missed by many!
We was so sad to hear about Jeff and hate that we are out of town and can’t make it to his visitation and funeral. Jeff was such a good friend all thru school and we had a lot of fun times together! He will be greatly missed!! Such a good guy! Much love and friendship ❤️ Classmates of 77 Blake and Sally Lieblong
So sorry to hear about Jeff. I know you all we miss him just know you will see him again one day. Prayers for all that knew him and loved him! May God Bless you all!
Judith, JW, and Emily I know your grief must be hard and will last, but find comfort in the fact that Jeff was such a kind man that many others will miss him too. Love to you. Prayers for comfort and peace from our God for you and the rest of his family and all who loved Jeff.
To all of the Ward family, I am so sad to hear of Jeff’s passing. He was always a fun loving guy. I pray that all of you find comfort in knowing that he is in the presence of God. Thoughts and prayers during this time.
Our hearts are broken by the loss of “Hair”. Tanya and I were both fortunate to become friends with the Ward family growing up. “Hair” became a great friend, teammate, and roommate. He was even Tanya’s boss at K&K Oil years ago. We have lots of great memories we will carry with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ward family during this difficult time. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten.
LORD comfort and guide.
Sorry for your lose hell be missed we had many good times together I'll not forget
Praying for God's loving touch to comfort you during this time. Loss of a loved one is difficult but we rejoice knowing we will see him again
Judith, So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May the memories of times shared comfort you at this difficult time. Wishing you peace. With Love, Debbie
Lifting prayers for peace and comfort for Judith, JW, Emily, Donna, Jeanie, Doug and Tracy, and all the other beloved family members and friends he leaves behind. Jeff holds a special place in my heart. He touched so many with his kindness and love.
Words cannot express or change for the loss of loved one! My prayers go out to the family, may God be with you all during this difficult time! Jeff was very well liked man all of his life! I will always cherish the times I spent with Jeff growing up! RIP my friend Jeff till we meet again some day!
Our deepest sympathy and prayers for you all. He was a great guy!
We are so very sorry for the loss of Jeff, you all are in our prayers. We know he will be greatly missed.
There are no words to express my deepest sympathy on the loss of your sweet brother! Please know you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Prayers for you and family. We met Jeff a few times. Worked with Doug both great guys Sorry for your loss
I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all
Judith, JW, Emily and the Ward family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Jeff cared so much for this town and it's people but he loved his family, friends and his lord. He was a pleasure to work with and he became a cherished friend! Prayers for you now and the days ahead!!
My tears mingle with yours at this great friend and cousin's passing. What a fine man, loving husband, father, brother, friend and dear cousin he was and is. I love you, "Hair"! I'll miss you until we meet again!
We are so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing but we know he is in heaven with his Savior. Prayers for the friends and family.
Judith and family,My heart breaks again for you and the loss of Jeff. He and Ronnie had become close friends through their work together and Jeff had always played a role in our family from childhood on. I have no words to make it feel better, but knowing how much he was loved and respected may help.Glenda and the family of Ronnie Hall
Tracy I am so sorry to hear of Jeff’s death. Fred and I love your sweet family. Praying God will just wrap you all in his arms and comfort you as only he can. Sending my love to you all.
We are so sorry for your loss. Gary and I are praying for your family. We love you all.Babette and Gary Baca🙏🙏
I'm so sorry for your loss. Jeff is loved by many and will be missed greatly
So sorry. Prayers for you all at this time.Belinda (Belote) Burgess
I am so sad to hear this. Jeff was such a fun loving guy. We had a lot of good times in high school. It is such a tremendous loss to lose such a kind, loving, heart as big as gold man. He will truly be missed by everyone but I know it will create a huge hole in the hearts of his family. Prayers for all of you.
Our family is saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. We have many great memories from being neighbors on East Skyline and all the many ballgames!! Prayers and love to all.
So very sorry to hear this love an prayers for Gods comfort to lead you thru this
Jeff was a great friend. Sending lots of prayers.
Such a huge loss, my heart hurts for you all. Prayers for you all.
Tracy, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for you and the family. Steve and Diane Snyder
We’re so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. Jeff was a great guy, and loved to coach. Our son enjoyed being on his teams. He was always positive and encouraging to the boys. He’ll be missed.
Jeff was a wonderful friend to grow up with. I am very sorry for your loss and ours. A true light has gone dim.
So very sorry to hear about the passing of Jeff! Blake and I have such fond memories of him coaching the boys baseball team. He was always so good with the kids. His sense of humor and his kind heart will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time.
We are so sorry to hear about Jeff. He was a good man & cousin. When we were little I always referred to him as “my sleepy eyed cousin”. He will be missed. We love and are praying for the entire family. RIP Jeff!!Tom & Pam Trawick
My deepest condolences, yall are in our thought and prayers
Brian & I are sad to hear the news. I know he will be greatly missed. Some our best memories are those days of baseball with JW & Spencer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.Brian & Liz Blackstock
Jeff and Doug would stop by our Convenience Store in Springfield on their way hunting. Always a nice visit. Prayers for peace and comfort for your family.
To the Ward family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jeff was such a good man. He will be missed.
Dear friend, Judith, I pray that you, JW , Emily, and the rest of your family find comfort in your memories of Jeff and knowing that we love you very much. Friends forever!
My prayers are with you all. Jeff was such a nice guy & was always so kind & helpful. Rest In Peace. Deena
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, Jeff. I am praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. Please accept my most sincere condolences.
Judith and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. You all will be in my prayers. I love you all, and pray for peace and comfort.
Sorry for your loss, Jeff was a rock throughout the community and will be sorely missed.
I'm so sorry on hearing the passing of Jeff. He was a good person, loved by many and one that loved his family & community. May God wrap His Comforting Arms around His precious family and just know you are being prayed for by many! Jeff will definitely be missed.
Judith, So very sorry to hear of your husband's death.. prayers for you and your familyLove to you.Kathy
My prayers go out to your family for your loss!! He was a good man. He cared about his customers and his fellow water operators!! He will be missed!!!
Our prayers are with you all.
so sorry for the family's loss of Jeff. We will keep you all in our prayers.
My condolences go out to the family. A kind friend of ours.
My dear friend Judith... I am so so sorry for your loss. May you, JW, Emily and all the family find comfort during this difficult time. Love you friend! RIP Jeff! You may be gone but never forgotten. 🙏
We have so many wonderful memories of Hair. From the many nights of playing pitch to the fun times of playing music with Southern Rain. Hair never met a stranger and he had a big personality. Hair was loved by many. Our prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
Your family is in my prayers! Jeff was one of a kind, big hearted, always cheerful and such a great guy! To know him was to have a friend.
We are so sorry for your sadness and loss. Jeff was always very friendly, always took time to talk with you. So sorry we didn’t know he was sick; but sickness is not anymore. He will be greatly missed, and all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Have many fond memories of growing up with the Ward families in Shirley. We always looked forward to visiting with Jeff at the Wagon Wheel at lunch time.All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your family’s loss, Jeff was a great friend and loved by all that knew him. Prayers for his family during this very difficult and sad time.
Sharon and I offer our prayers for the family. We love you all, and we loved Jeff dearly. Each time I saw him it was a CELEBRATION and we are going to miss those times now. His absence will be greatly felt because he was a great man. Now he is a redeemed saint in the presence of God. That is a NEW celebration.
We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.Blessings!Jim & Linda Atkinson
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Jeff was a wonderful man with such a huge heart. I will never forget the comfort he provided to Jim and Donna Trammell when he responded to calls for Dad during his illness. It meant so much to all of us and is a shining example of his giving spirit and love for others. May the Lord wrap His peace and comfort around you and your family during this time.
Praying for this sweet family. This Community will never be the same without Hair in it.
You and your family are in my thoughts as you grieve this loss. Your in my prayers
Praying for all of you. Jeff will be greatly missed.
Our prayers are with you.