Charles John Ward, 68, of Senath, Mo., passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, Mo.
He was born on April 10, 1944, in Harrison, Ark., the son of Charlie and Mattie Wortherly Ward.
He married Delores Gene Thompson, who survives.
He had worked for the Cardwell Housing Authority doing maintenance.
Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Rick Ward, of Dyersburg, Tenn., Michael Ward, of Louisiana, and Randall Ward, of Kennett; a sister, Bonnie Boyer, of Louisiana; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A son, Charles Ward, predeceased him, along with his parents.
A memorial service will be conducted at the Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau on Dec. 15, 2012, at noon.