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SYLVESTER JOE WARD COX FUNERAL HOME BASTROP, LOUISIANA Mr. Sylvester Joe Ward was born in Farmington, Missouri on December 25, 1927 to the late Thomas Riley Ward and Pearl McCain Ward. He passed away peacefully on June 7, 2018 at the Northeast Louisiana Veteran's Home in Monroe, Louisiana. Mr. Ward was a member of the First Church of God of Bastrop, a retired Tech Sergeant with over 20 years of service in the United States Air Force, and a retired maintenance supervisor with Louisiana Tech University. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Along with his parents Mr. Ward is preceded in death by his wife of seventy years, Julia Nadine Hall Ward. Mr. Ward is survived by his son, Roger Ward and his wife, Dru; a granddaughter, Julia Gostic and her husband, Rich; and a great-granddaughter Amelia Rose Gostic. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Floyd Stephenson; devoted friends, Paula, Larry, and Cheryl Braxton; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. The family will receive friends Monday, June 11th, at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop beginning at 1:00 P.M. followed by funeral services at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Services will be officiated by Rev. Dalyn Helbling. Committal services with military honors will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery of Bastrop under the direction of Cox Funeral Home. Serving the family as pallbearers are Paul Stephenson, Bryan Stephenson, Derek Stephenson, Brett Stephenson, Walter Bonner, and Tommy Bonner. Honorary pallbearers are Alan Stephenson, Aaron Stephenson, Brit Stephenson, Don McIntyre, and Roland Binns.

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