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“Brent was a wonderful person. I am so sorry that he lost his battle with cancer. Sincerely, Connie Barks Bisett ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Connie Barks Bisett - hot springs, AR

“So sorry to hear of Brent's passing. Mark and I had some good laughs with him. Here if you need us for anything. ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Teresa Johnson - Leachville, AR

“Words cannot express the sorry that I felt after hearing the news that our Brent "Arkansas!" had become ill. I am so very sorry for your loss. He...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Denise "Thrash" Willroth - MO

“Brent was a special friend to all. We will miss him! Prayers and hugs to family and friends. Patti Wilson Stewart ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Patti Wilson Stewart

“No words really.......but that I have such wonderful memories of Brent. Always smiling, making me laugh and a special bond of comfort, love and most...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Annie Jarrett - Jefferson City, MO

“Brent 'Arkansas' was such a nice, friendly, and funny guy. So many had lost touch and was good to re-connect and visit and share old stories at the...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Brion and Hope Copas - Lohman, MO

“We were so glad to have the opportunity to see Brent and visit with him at our high school reunion last summer! He will be dearly missed by his '76...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Joyce Constance-White - MO

“My thoughts and prayers are with Brent's family and friends. I'm blessed to have had the pleasure of spending time on this earth with Brent. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Janet Gaffke - Jefferson City, MO

“My prayers go out to all the family. Brent was such a loving and caring person. He was great at anything he did! We all loved him in school and we...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Debbie Allred Golightly - Barlow, KY

“my mother and i wanted to say how very sorry we are for your loss. your family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: debbie donner cravens - friiend

“Sir,i never met you but the stories ive heard and the son you raised that i got to work with was enough to appreciate the man you were. I wish you...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Ryan Stewarr - El Paso, TX

“Brent was always a funny and friendly guy when he worked at Mike Kehoe Ford. Prayers to his family. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: John Jurgovan - Jefferson City, MO

“With heartfelt condolences, Brent will remain in our hearts forever. We always had such fun at Veits. With thoughts of peace and courage for the...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Paula Allee - Jefferson City, MO

“I worked with Brent at Mike Kehoe Ford in Jefferson City, Mo. He was always in a great mood and kept the rest of us in stitches as well, even when...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Tom McCormick - friend

“Sorry to hear of this news. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, that will always have a special place in my heart. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Joey Gerbes - Jefferson City, MO

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God send comfort and let all your happy memories of Brent carry you through the days ahead. ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Pam Mangrum - Monette, AR

“I am so sorry to hear about Brent. The world was a better place with him in it. He was a dear and great friend to me and I will miss him very much....Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Judy Obermeyer - Jefferson City, MO

“So very sorry to hear of Brent's passing. He will be missed. Lots of great memories at the Ward camp. You're all in our thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: James Mattix

“I'm so sorry to hear about Brent's passing! My thoughts and Prayers are with his family! ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Ricky Philhours

To view Brent's video tribute, click here http://videos.lifetributes.com/332492

Brent Ward, age 54, of Leachville, passed from this life, Sunday August 26, 2012 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born at Jonesboro, Brent lived in Leachville until his family moved to Jefferson City, Missouri in 1972. He graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1976 where he excelled in basketball. Brent attended the University of Missouri in Columbia and owned and operated the "Off The Wall" comedy club in Springfield. Brent was later employed by various auto dealerships in the Springfield and Jefferson City areas. He returned to Leachville in 2008 to manage the family farm. Brent was preceded in death by his grandparents, Grason and Eula Mae Ward and Byron Billingsley, and a very special aunt, Linda Jean Billingsley.

He is survived by:

2 sons;
Samuel Grason Ward and wife, Karolina of Ft. Lewis, Washington
Eli Cass-Ward of Springfield, Missouri

2 daughters;
Caroline Kate Ward of Kansas City, Missouri
Elizabeth Grace Ward of Jefferson City, Missouri

Brent also leaves his parents, Norman and Fern Billingsley Ward of Jefferson City, Missouri

His grandmother, Talmadge Billingsley of Jonesboro
and his granddaughter, Alexis Timmons

Memorial service will be 2pm Saturday September 8, 2012 at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville. The family will receive friends from 12pm until service time at the funeral home. The family prefers any memorials be made to the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. Friends may sign the online guest register @www.HowardFuneralService.com

Funeral Home
Howard Funeral Service
201 E. 3rd Street Leachville, AR 72438
Tel. (870) 539-6357