Jesse Carroll Ward, Jr., 90, passed from this life on December 28, 2019 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born November 5, 1929 on Nubbin Hill near Leslie, Arkansas to Jesse Carroll Ward and Essie Ann Treat Ward. When he was a toddler, they moved to Hilltop community near Canaan, where he was raised.
Jesse was a "jack of all trades". He could build almost anything. He hardly ever bought anything new because he could just about always fix whatever broke down.
He loved to go to yard sales. The last few years he was always looking for clocks and watches, which he would buy and work on. Most of the time he got them running, then gave them to someone. He thought everyone should wear a watch!
Jesse is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patsy Blair Ward, daughters; Rita (Joe) Blair of St. Joe, Mitzi (Dave) Dakopolos of Diamond City and Peggy (Mark) Wiatt of Harrison, son, Steven Ward of Diamond City, sister, Bonnie Jean Drewry of Tilly, brother, Joe Dale Ward of Marshall and a special nephew and niece; Eddie Ward and Susan Dees of Choctaw, 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Richie Scott Drewry, brother, Ross Ward, and sisters; Duell Mainord, Geraldine Latinette, Maudie England and the mother of his children, Betty Brown.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Canaan Cemetery in Marshall, Arkansas.
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