With sorrow and yet joy, we announce the passing into the arms of Jesus Warren (Bud) Ward on December 3, 2019. Bud was born Warren Francis Ward on March 26, 1926 to Roy L. Ward and Frances A. (Hannemann) Ward.
Bud lived the majority of his life in Wilson, NY, where he owned and operated Ward Sales and Service Automotive Repair. Bud was also active in rifle training with the Wilson Conservation Club, was a member of the Lion's Club, and served with the Wilson Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years. With the fire department he served as Chief for eight years, instructed in fire training and as a civil defense instructor. He was active as well in scuba rescue and as scuba instructor. Bud served honorably as a WWII Navy Veteran, Firefighter Seaman First Class on numerous assignments, and on the USS Enterprise at Midway.
He married Joan H. Hornsby in 1952, whom had preceded him in death. He was preceded also by two brothers, Wallace (Wally) Ward and Roger Ward.
Bud has celebrated six children: James P.(Jim) Ward, Toni (Geering) Leffler, Randy C. Ward, Audre L. (Ward) Kimpton, Allison B. (Ward) Nungester and Timothy W. (Tim) Ward. He is survived by 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and his beloved dog, Buckeye.
Bud was blessed with health and long life, remaining adventurously active until death at age 93.
The public is invited to celebrate the life of Bud Ward during a Memorial Service set for Monday, December 9, 2019, from 6-8PM at the Wilson Volunteer Fire Company Hall. A reception after the service will be held at the fire hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wilson Volunteer Fire Company.
Published on December 6, 2019