Charles Ward

Charles Ward

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Charles W. Ward, son of the late Carnelia Ward, was born Aug. 5, 1942, in Pyletown, Missouri, and departed this life Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at Kindred-St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis at the age of 73.

Mr. Ward had worked as a plant manager for Ready Mix Concrete Co., he was a resident of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and a veteran of the United States Air Force.

On May 26, 1967, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Elaine Swinger in Dexter, Missouri. Mrs. Ward preceded him in death April 22, 1993.

He is survived by one son, Troy Ward and his wife Suzan of Cape Girardeau; one daughter, Tammy Hefner and her husband Shawn of Poplar Bluff; two sisters, Carolyn Young and Joan Perry, both of Dexter; and by three grandchildren, Elizabeth Ward, Sarah Ward and Madelyn Hefner.

In addition to his wife and mother, he was preceded in death by one brother, Marvin Ward.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.

The funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Lung Association, 1118 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.