Lawrence ‘Larry’ A. Ward, Sr. age 74 of Lima passed away Wed. March 4, 2020 at his residence. He was born May 20, 1945 in Lima, Ohio to the late Derreld O. and Patricia Welding Ward. He married Debbora A. Wilcox Nov. 28, 1986 she survives in Lima.
Larry was an active member of the Meadowbrook Baptist Church. He was a good steward of the church, believing in the youth, and helping to build a strong Christian foundation for his church family. He was a devoted firefighter retiring from the Lima Fire Department. He and the love of his life, Debb had Dachshunds for over 30 years. He loved to ride his Harley V Rod, and watch NASCAR, Tony Stewart and Kevin Harvick. He took trips to Canada and fished for muskie and smallmouth bass. He loved taking care of the family.
Additional survivors include children: Christine Ward of Lima, Larry Ward, Jr. of Ada and Kim (Rick) Lagrou of Fremont; 4 grandchildren: Kayla, Kelsey, Samantha and Shane; brothers: Tom (Donna) Ward of Ada and Dave (Sue) Ward of Cridersville, a special cousin Deb Barnes and their ‘adopted son’ Jeremy Jamison.
The memorial service will be Saturday. March 14 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastors Shawn Hurley and Jim Jamison officiating. A gathering will follow the service at the church.
In honor of Larry’s children and extended family who have been affected by a neuromuscular disease, Charot Marie Tooth, please send donations to CMTA, P.O. Box 105 Glenolden, PA 19036 or donations to Meadowbrook Baptist Church.