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Rick Dean Ward

January 3, 1953 ~ March 3, 2020 (age 67)


Ricky D. Ward, age 67, Dorset, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday while at his work.

He was born January 3, 1953 in Ashtabula, the son of Iwo Charles & Iva M. (Foster) Ward and has resided in Ashtabula Co. all of his life other than spending a short time in Florida.  Rick was a truck driver for Centerra Co-Op.  He also owned and operated BAR-D Farm in Dorset.  Rick was also a Cleveland sports fan and enjoyed NASCAR.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. (Miller) Ward; three children, Adam D. Ward & Daniel T. Ward, both of Ashtabula and Miranda B. (Ward) Sanchez at Ft. Bragg, NC; three step-sons, James (Traci) Dean of Lenox Twp., Kevin (Gloria) Dean of Dorset Twp. & Terry Dean of Pierpont Twp.; two grandchildren, Lucille & David; five step-grandchildren, Devon, Jared, Kala, Dakota & Jesse and three siblings, Gary (Lillian) Rooney of Shelby Twp., MI, Gail (Arnie) Miller of Bay City, MI & Carol Sue (Kirk) O’Keefe of Leesburg, FL.  He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Clifford, Robert & David Ward.

Calling hours will be Sunday from 1-3 PM at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson.

A memorial gathering with also be held Thursday from 5-7 PM at the Dorset Community Center, 2681 St. Rt. 193, Dorset.  The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff are privileged to serve the Rick Ward family.  To express condolences, view obituary or light a candle visit

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March 8, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Jefferson Funeral Home
49 W. Jefferson St.
Jefferson, OH 44047

Memorial Gathering
March 12, 2020

5:00 PM
Dorset Community Center (Dorset)

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