L.D. Ward

ward ld picL.D. Ward, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2015. He was born in Fairview, Texas on October 2, 1921 to Leo and Robert Ward. L.D. fought in WWII as part of the United States Army Infantry and was a Paratrooper on the 101st Airborne earning a Campaign Medal with five bronze stars for his service overseas. Although he had been living in Deer Park, L.D. was a lifetime resident of La Marque. He was a lifetime member of La Marque Volunteer Fire Department, and a Charter member of both St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and La Marque Crime Stoppers. L.D was retired from Union Carbide after 32 years of service to the company.
L.D. is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years Ethel Wakefield Ward, mother, father and sister. He is survived by three daughters; Vickie Stork and husband Jack of Hill Top Lake, Texas, Lynn Volkmann of Jersey Village, Texas, and Leslie Lester and husband Ralph of Pasadena, Texas, five grandchildren; James Stork and husband Joey Henry, Melissa Sabatino and husband George, Troy Volkmann and wife Carrie, Eric Volkmann and wife Jennifer, and Sheldon Lester, and eight great-grandchildren; Ryan Sabatino, Andrew Sabatino, Luke Sabatino, Colby Volkmann, Kendall Volkmann, John Pilant, Payton Volkmann, and Daniel Volkmann.
Visitation will be held at the James Crowder Funeral Home on Monday, December 28, 2015 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in La Marque, with Father Bob Moore officiating. Interment to follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.
Pallbearers will be, James Stork, Joey Henry, Sheldon Lester, Troy Volkmann, Eric Volkmann, and George Sabatino with Ralph Lester as an Honorary Pallbearer.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Waterford at Deer Park and Hallmark Hospice.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Michaels Episcopal Church, 1601 Lake Road, La Marque, Texas 77568
Online condolences to the family can be made to the family at www.crowderfunneralhome.com.


  1. We are so sorry for your loss. May God grant the entire family grace, mercy and peace.

    Dr. Keith & Diane Bellamy
  2. Love you Uncle L.D. I know everyone in Heaven is happy to have you…Prayers for comfort to dear family and friends.

    • I’m sorry to hear about your uncle. I was searching White pages for his number and found this. I live on South lawn circle next to LD for many years. I am heart broken. I moved far away but always thought about LD and all of his war stories. Man he had some good ones. 100% Real too every one of them . I will miss Mr Ward You guys have my condolences.

      SSGT J. Taylor
  3. Rest in peace Uncle LD. You will be very missed. Hugs and prayers to the entire family.

    -Traci, Kevin & Corey Hayes

    Traci Hayes
  4. Love and comfort to your family during this difficult time. We love you so much and wish you peace.

    Julia Denny
  5. Lynn, We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. LD was like a member of the T-Bird club because he did come to many functions with you.
    May it help to know that others care. God bless you and the family in your time of sorrow.

    Margie & Bill Perry

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