Walter Alexander Ward was born June 17, 1935 to Manzy Woolbright and Willie Ward. He was the 7th of 10 children that grew up in Clow’s Chapel, Oklahoma. He graduated from Dungee High School in Boswell, Oklahoma.
On December 8, 1956, Walter married Erma Jean Littlejohn and to this union two daughters were born; Vickie Lynn and Jacqueline Ward.
Mr. Ward served two terms of duty in the U. S. Army. He worked for Good Year, Wonder Potatoes Chips and Frito Lay. He finished his career with Oklahoma City Public Schools.
Walter gave his life to Christ at an early age and after moving to Oklahoma City he united with the St. John Missionary Baptist Church where he faithfully served as a member for the Gospel Chorus, the Mass Choir, The Men Chorus, The Deacon Board and an exceptional sponsor/trainer for the Junior Deacon Board.
Mr. Ward was a great community man. He was loved by the neighbors old and young. The neighbors on his street developed a bowling team because they had such a fun street and raced home from work to bowl together. The teenagers loved to chat with him because everyone admired his 396 Chevy Super Sport and those young fellows thought he might just let them drive it. And he was everybody’s “Chip Man” The Cool Chip Man. He later bought a big antenna and became the voice on the CB in the neighborhood interrupting your TV as “Uncle Willie”, 396 or Chip Man. That’s was just him. Sharing a laugh and making life fun. He spent his time supporting his grandchildren and called his great grand daughter Jamaia “his baby”. He was PaPa to his grandchildren and their friends and to children on the bus. The only events he missed were when his grandson Christopher Rhymes was in California. Walter Ward was your guy!
He was preceded in death by his daughter Vickie Lynn Ward.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Erma Jean Ward, his daughter, Jacqueline Ward, his grandchildren; Jakisha Ward, Christopher Rhymes, Alexis Ward and Victoria Ward-Boyd; his great-grandchildren Jamaia Ward, Sanai Rhymes, Malayah Rhymes and KayLeigh Rhymes Sisters: Arelia Owens, Eddie Faye Williams, Willa Mae Olden (James) Winzella Ward ,Jacqueline Butler (Vincent) , Vinessa Hopkins, Kimley Ward : One son-in law, John Boyd and a host of relatives and friends.
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