Johnnie Ward

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Funeral Service for Johnnie Ward, 94 of Wister, Oklahoma will be at 10:00am on Friday, January 6, 2023 at Church of the Nazarene in Wister, Oklahoma with Reverend Jerry Townley officiating. Burial will follow at Ellis Chapel Cemetery in Wister, Oklahoma under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau, Oklahoma.

The greatest father in this world left for heaven on January 1st, 2023 at 3:35AM. Johnnie was born on March 10, 1928 in Newton, Texas to Lucille Ward-Runnels and John Henry Ward. He was a man of few words but many actions of love and kindness. He never met a person he didn’t like and shared his love of Jesus to many. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Ward; son, Richard J. Ward; two brothers; five sisters.

He was in the Air Force for 26 years. He was a training instructor and touched thousands of lives. Johnnie coached Little League in Germany, taking his team to the European Finals. He also coached Pony League in San Antonio, Texas. He worked and retired from the Poteau Post Office. Johnnie owned the “Singing Pines Limousine Ranch” and had the first registered limousine cattle in this area. He loved to fish in his ponds and other places.

He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. Johnnie was a devoted husband to his wife, Mary. He was a longtime member of the Wister Church of the Nazarene where he served on the board and was Sunday School Superintendent for many years. He loved the church and its members. He loved to give and receive hugs.

Survivors include: son, Johnnie D. Ward and wife Annette; three daughters, Shela Andrews and husband John, Rebecca J. Evans and husband Michael, Nancy Hutton and husband Sheldon; 10 grandchildren, Kerri Skelton, Kristi Ward, John Feidl, Denise Rowe, Dawn Miller, Tim Evans, Tiffany English, Ricky Carpenter, Mary Farmer, and Rachal Reddin; 23 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; numerous other relatives and loved ones.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Carpenter, Tim Evans, Trenton Sanders, Zac Taylor, Blake Evans, and Rick Farmer.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 5, 2022 6-8pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to:
Wister church of the Nazarene
401 E. Highland Ave.
Wister, OK 74966

You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhome

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