Douglas Wayne Ward
Brumley-Mills Funeral Home
October 21, 2006
Submitted by: Carol Spear Rice
He was born in McAlester, Oklahoma, to Roscoe Ward and Joyce (McDougal) Ward. He grew up in Haileyville and graduated from Haileyville High School. He then attended Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton for two years. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam war. He worked as a tool pusher in the oil and gas fields for more than 29 years and last worked for Nabors Drilling Co. He had lived in Haileyville all his life except when he was in the Air Force and when his work in the oil and gas fields required him to be elsewhere. He was married to Valerie Fisk on Aug. 17, 1996, in Eureka Springs, Ark. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Haileyville and his hobbies included restoring cars, motorcycles and boats. He passed away at the McAlester hospital at the age of 57. Survivors include his wife, Valerie Ward, of the home; one son, Doug Ward, of Broken Arrow; one daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Eric Ogdon, of Muldrow; two grandchildren, Emilee and Easton Ogdon; his mother, Joyce Ward, of Haileyville; a twin sister and her husband, Elayne and David Dollins, of McAlester, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, Roscoe Ward, and his grandparents, Raymond and Fannie Ward and John and Rosa McDougal. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Brumley-Mills Chapel in Hartshorne with the Rev. David McDougal officiating. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post 1098 of McAlester. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery in McAlester under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of Hartshorne.
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