Weatherford Democrat

Obituaries

June 10, 2014

Marion “Lee” Ward

WEATHERFORD —

Marion “Lee” Ward passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014. 

Born May 22, 1934, in Delight, Arkansas to Sidney and Bessie Ward, Lee was one of four children. Lee served our country in the U.S. Navy before becoming an air traffic controller with the FAA. Lee was one of the country’s top translators of Morse code or the silent code. Lee was an avid Ham radio operator. He traveled and broadcasted via Ham radio from the Great Wall in China as well as Easter Island. 

He met Susie Walker, a teacher, on a blind date in McAlester, Oklahoma and they married July 6, 1972. Work and vacation took them to various places; Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Hurst, Vietnam and other places in the orient.  

Lee leaves behind his bride of over 40 years, Susie; daughter, Annie “Kathleen” Ashcraft and husband, John; son, Thomas Lee Ward and wife, Michelle; grandchild, Grayson Pleasant; sister, Sue Bugg and husband, Ronald; sister-in-law, Rachel Smalling; brother, Bobby Ward and wife, Sharon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lee was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jimmy Ward.

A graveside service will be Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 9 a.m. at East Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford. 

In lieu of flowers please give to Cooks Children Hospital in Fort Worth or to the Disabled Veterans Society (www.dav.org). 

Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

 

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