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Obituary for Chester Ward Jr.

Chester   Ward Jr.
Chester Nathaniel Ward Jr., was born March 4, 1929, to Chester and Cora Fulcher Ward Sr. in Holland, Texas. He attended school in Holland and moved to Temple. He joined US Army where he served nine years, and received the National Defense, Expert Marksman, and Sharpshooter awards respectfully. He completed air compressor work. He married Maggie Bell Williams in 1952. He was a member of Crestview Christian church, Temple. He served as Treasurer of the Texas Christian Missionary Fellowship for over 30 years. He worked for the City of Temple, as a Truck Driver for TEMCO, and Scott & White Memorial Hospital until retirement. He was preceded in death by his mother, Cora Fulcher Ward; father, Chester N. Ward, Sr.; sister, Pearl Jenkins; son, James Ward, and wife, Maggie Bell Williams Ward.
Survivors are sons, Lester Ward of Brenham, David Ward of Temple, Nathaniel Ward of Lyons, and Ernest Ward of Houston; daughters, Tina Thomas of Temple, and Charlene Johnson of Houston; brothers, Joe Louis Ward of Baltimore, Maryland, and Curtis Ward of Dallas; sisters, Thelma Staton of Phoenix, Arizona, Lynn Kelly of De Soto, and Velma Henderson of New Mexico; 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
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