Lt. Col. Edward WARD Jr.

HAIRSTON.org ID#2988, b. 26 July 1926, d. 20 May 2002
Father*Edward WARD b. 13 Jan 1883, d. 25 Mar 1932
Mother*Ethel INGALLS b. 19 Dec 1890, d. 26 Oct 1980
Birth*Lt. Col. Edward WARD Jr. was born on 26 July 1926 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.1 
He was the son of Edward WARD and Ethel INGALLS
Census 1930Lt. Col. Edward WARD Jr. appeared on the 1930 census of Edward WARD on 18 April 1930 in 1739 Glenview Avenue, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee; Edward 48, Ethel 38, Hazel 11, Edward 3.2 
Census 1940Lt. Col. Edward WARD Jr. appeared on the 1940 census of Ethel INGALLS on 22 April 1940 in 1739 Glenview Avenue, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee; Ethel 48, Hazel 21, Edward 13, Ella Ingalls (mother of Ethel.)3 
Marriage*Lt. Col. Edward WARD Jr. married Cherie LAFOREST about 1950.4 
Death Spouse*His wife, Cherie LaForest, died on 28 September 1996.4 
Death DaughterHis daughter, Amelia "Mia" Ward, died on 28 July 1999.4 
Marriage*Lt. Col. Edward WARD Jr. married Eleanor Joy SHELBY, daughter of Louis Coffman SHELBY and Stacie Beatrice SMITH, on 2 January 2000 in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Death*Lt. Col. Edward WARD Jr. died on 20 May 2002 in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, at age 75.1 
Burial*He was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.4 
Obituary*EDWARD WARD, (Ret. LT. Col. U.S.A.F), 75 of Miami, Florida passed away May 20, 2002. Born July 26, 1926 in Memphis, Shelby County, TN. The son of Edward Ward and Ethel Ingalls Ward. Edward graduated from Penecost Garrison, Memphis, TN, Florida Naval Academy, St. Augustine, Florida and University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Col. Ward was a highly decorated military veteran having served in W.W. II, Korea and Vietnam earning over 30 meritorious awards including the Bronze Star.
Edward is survived by his wife, Joy Shelby Hairston Ward, one sister Hazel Jane Ward Came and nephew, Harry Edward Came. Preceded in death, his wife Cherie La Forest Ward and daughter Amelia (Mia) Ward.
Edward was an active member of Coral Reef Yacht Club, Beach Colony Club, Retired Officers Association and Plymouth Congregational Church. He was honorable, humorous and caring, a pure Southern Gentleman, bot admired and entertained by all who knew him. His absence creates a painful void in our lives. He will be greatly missed. Services at Plymouth Congregational Church, 3432 Devon Road, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133, Friday, may 24, 2002 at 2 PM. Burial at Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, TN, at a future date.
In lieu of flowers please make donations at Plymouth Congregational Church.
Miami Herald, Miami, Florida 24 May, 2002. 

Family 1

Cherie LAFOREST b. 30 Aug 1928, d. 28 Sep 1996
Child

Family 2

Eleanor Joy SHELBY b. 27 Aug 1927, d. 21 May 2019

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S93] Social Security Death Index.
  2. [S1930] 1930 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  3. [S1940] 1940 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  4. [S48] Find A Grave Website with Photo - only listings with photos of grave markers that are contemporary to the deceased individuals death are acceptable for genealogical proof.
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