Joseph Charles Ward, Sr.
  • Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Joe's name to the Faith Promise Missions at Hallmark Baptist Church or to Manna Worldwide, 4255 W. Risinger, Fort Worth, Texas 76123.

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“Betty, Pam, and Chuck, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Joe was such a sweet man and he will be missed by all who knew him. Love you all...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Sheri McCain Carter - Haltom City, TX

“Betty, Pam and Jeff, My deepest sympathy during this time of great loss and praises to our Creator that you all know you will see him again. My...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Becky Deweese - Fort Worth, TX

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Betty Pam and Chuck and the Grand Kids. R I P Joe you were a special man!! Love, Ima Mae and Sharon ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Sharon Rhine Thompson - TX

“Betty , You are in our prayers. Jerry & Geneva Keeton ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Jerry & Geneva Keeton - Bierne, TX

“Please accept our condolences on the loss of Mr. Ward. Thank you for allowing us to be of assistance to you and your family during this difficult...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Eddie Hood and Terri Musselman


Joseph Charles Ward Sr., 81, passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Hallmark Baptist Church, 4201 W. Risinger Road, Fort Worth, officiated by Rev. Mike Haley and Rev. Robert Singley. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land Funeral Home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Joe's name to the Faith Promise Missions at Hallmark Baptist Church or to Manna Worldwide, 4255 W. Risinger, Fort Worth, Texas 76123.

Mr. Ward was born to the late Ernest Duke Ward Sr. and Florence Virginia Ward. He lived his entire life in Fort Worth. He graduated from Paschal High School and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He loved his Lord and was a faithful member at Hallmark Baptist Church since 1968.

He retired from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 1993 where he was the assistant advertising manager. He received many awards for his accomplishments while working there more than 45 years. He also served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War.

Mr. Ward was preceded in death by his parents; brother, E. D. Ward Jr.; and sister, Anna Virginia Owens.

Survivors: His loving and faithful wife of 56 1/2 years, Betty Sue; daughter, Pam Whitener and husband, Jeff; son, Chuck Ward and wife, Carla; grandchildren, Jonathan Whitener and wife, Julia, Jennifer Cox and husband, Josh, Ciera and Cayla Ward; great-grandsons, Weston Whitener, Caleb and Noah Cox; and many nieces and nephews.