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Services for Joel Wayne Ward, 61, of McKinney, Texas, are at 2 p.m. Friday at College Heights Baptist Church. Bud Wolf will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.
Mr. Ward died Monday, May 1, 2017, in McKinney. He was born Sept. 24, 1955, in Ada to Jesse Freeland and Susie Pearl Dismukes Ward. He graduated from Latta High School.
He married Lauri Jean Lang on Sept. 24, 1994, in Ada. Mr. Ward graduated from OSU Tech in Okmulgee and was a master technician for Hudiburg Nissan in Oklahoma City and other dealerships.
Survivors include his wife, Lauri of the home; two sons, George Michael Ward and "JJ" Wayne Ward Jr. of the home; his mother, Susie Ward of Noble; four sisters, Tricia Wolf of Noble, Joyce Cavins of Colorado, Melva Ryles of Colorado and Kay Phillips of Carnage; two brothers, Melvin Ward of Ada and Tommy Ward of Hominy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Ward; and a brother, Jimmy Ward.
Bearers will be his nephews.
Published on May 3, 2017
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