- December 26, 1948 - April 24, 2012
- Amity, Arkansas
of Gary's Passing
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“Jill, I wish I could give you a hug in person to let you know just how sorry I am to hear of your great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
1 of 26 | Posted by: Carolyn (Dempsey) Eubanks - AR
“Gary will be truly missed and was a wonderful friend to my brother Jack Campbell. He is with the Lord now.
2 of 26 | Posted by: Jo Ellen Pratt - Hot Springs, AR
“Im so sorry we lost such a good man. Ive known Gary for over thirty years. He was my buddy through thick and thin, good or bad. He will be missed by...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Gregg Youngblood - Hot Springs, AR
“I am very sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you in this very painful time.
4 of 26 | Posted by: David Robbins - Hot Springs, AR
“Dear Jill & Jason: Wish we could be there for the memorial. God bless you both. We thought the video was a wonderful tribute to Gary's life. We love...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Dean & Carolyn Shumway - WICHITA, KS
“Jill, So sorry, Gary was a good guy.
6 of 26 | Posted by: Matt Lawrence - Hot Springs, AR
“I am so very sorry to hear of Gary's passing... he was taken too soon. May God give you strength during this time of transition. Sending much love...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Claudia Ward - Forest Knolls, CA
“Jill, I am so sorry for your loss and am deeply saddened by the passing of Gary. I remember the last time i saw the two of you. Of course Gary was...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Donna Cosby Youngblood Miller - AR
“We are so very sorry about the loss off Gary. We enjoyed the many years we knew him. Will never forget that smile and his positive outlook on life....Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Doug Owens - Glenwood, AR
“Jill, I am so sorry for your loss. I am covering you and your family in prayer. May God keep His Comforter over each of you. Stacie and I know and...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Lyn Jones - Hot Springs, AR
“I am sorry for your loss.
11 of 26 | Posted by: Amber - Russellville, AR
“Jill,I am so sorry to hear about Gary.You and your family will be in my prayers.
12 of 26 | Posted by: Aidee Paz - Russellville, AR
“Hello Jill, I am so sorry that Gary won't be able to be with Jason and you any longer. I know that it is comforting to you that he is free of all...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Janet Edgar - Hot Springs, AR
“Jill, Your entire family is in our prayers. I am so sorry I never got to meet Gary, but he sounds like an awesome person. Love, Fred
14 of 26 | Posted by: Fred Barr - Hot Springs, AR
“Jill and Jason, I am so sorry, but have peace in knowing that Gary is now in the arms of his saviour and he is whole again and rejoicing with his...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Jannette Karaff - AR
“Hello Jill, Sorry to here about Gary. He was a nice man and has a wonderful wife that supported him in life with joy and happy times. The reason i...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Karen McDaniel - Hot Springs, AR
“1 Peter 5: 6-11 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Margaret Dearmon - AR
“Jill, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Sincerely, Marty
18 of 26 | Posted by: Marty Parker - Hot Springs, AR
“Jill, I've said it before, I believe things happen for a reason, as in our meeting each other. Who would have know so many years ago when Gary...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Stacie Layman - Hot Springs, AR
“Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Terrie Pollet - Hot Springs, AR
“dear jill, we are all sending you our love. nita clare nita kay curtis III and stephen ridgway.
21 of 26 | Posted by: NITA C. RIDGWAY - AR
“409 to 403, God bless you. your 10-8 10-19.
22 of 26 | Posted by: Darrell (Gene) Dunn - Hot Springs, AR
“401 to 403, your shift is 10-7. Rest in peace my friend.
23 of 26 | Posted by: Steve Nawojczyk - AR
“Jill, so shocked to hear about Gary. I am so sorry. Gary is such a good man . We are praying for you and your family. Love all of you and yours....Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: russ smith - hot springs, AR
“I just watched the video of Gary and his family. He always had that big smile. With the passion he had for the Lord, it would show every Sunday...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Marilyn Hunt - Amity, AR
“May you find comfort remembering the good times you shared and knowing he has been made whole again and is rejoicing in Heaven.
26 of 26 | Posted by: Laura Robertson - Russellville, AR
Davis-Smith Funeral Home
Gary Ward, age 63, of Amity, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. He was born on December 26, 1948, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Irvin Ward and Elsa Schoene Ward. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Cindy Barnes. Prior to his retirement, Gary was Shift Supervisor, #403, at the Hot Springs, Garland County Ambulance Service and worked for the Monroe County Animal Control in Key West, Florida. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Jill Ward of Amity; one son and best friend, Jason Ward and his wife, Brenda, of Bryant; two grandchildren, Kaleb and Drake. He was also proud of his three new additional grandchildren and their spouses, Timothy and Christian Craig, Samantha and Tim Prophitt and Shawn Craig, plus seven step-great-grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Stan and Mary Ward of Mabelvale, Dennis Ward of Hot Springs and Kenny and Diane Ward of Pearcy; his nephews, Chris Barnes of Mount Ida, Erik and Branden Ward of Hot Springs; his nieces, Katrina Hebert, Courtney Ward, Tessa Whetzel and Roxanne Ward; and two special foster girls, Amanda and Stacie Rickett Marcello of Louisiana. A celebration of Gary's life will be held with a memorial service at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 28, 2012, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Hot Springs with Pastor Tim Jordan and Pastor Jimmy Forsythe officiating. Gary had an extreme compassion and calling for the blowing of Shofars, so special recognition is given those participating in the blowing of the Shofars at the memorial services, his church family at the New Beginnings in Point Cedar. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Beginnings Building Fund. Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.
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