Jerry E. Ward Sr. of St. James, Missouri was born February 8. 1940 in Claremont, Mississippi to Chester Claude and Nona Mae Inman Ward and passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020 at the age of 80 years.
Jerry was a kind and gentle man. He loved playing bingo and watching his grandsons playing St. James football.
Before moving to Missouri he was a cotton farmer in the Mississippi Delta area for 50 years.
In 1999 he worked at Dollar General D.C. in Fulton, Missouri until his retirement in 2004. Upon his retirement he moved to St. James, Missouri.
He served his country in the United States Air Force for four years. He completed a tour in Morocco. He was also stationed in Blytheville, Arkansas where he worked on the fire crew.
He is survived by his son, Jerry Ward Jr. of St. James, Missouri; daughter, Amy R. Ward; three grandsons, Carson C. Ward, Connor L. Ward and Cody H. Ward of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
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