OBITUARY

Eddie Ward

August 2, 1952September 17, 2019
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Eddie Ward, 67, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2019. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and generous friend.

Eddie was born in Pennington Gap, VA on August 2, 1952 and was a long term resident of Palm Springs, where he met his soulmate, Lynn. Eddie was a long term employee of Pratt & Whitney, where he worked as an A/C mechanic for 41 years.

Eddie is survived by his wife of 39 years, Lynn, son, Nathan (Elise), daughter, Kristin (Shawn), grandchildren, Hayden and Bryson, mother, Nadine Ward, sisters and their husbands, Charlotte and Mac Selvidge, and Sheila and Bill Blair, and many nephews, nieces, and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Ward.

A Celebration of Life will be held 1:00PM Sunday, September 29, 2019 with burial to follow at Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Funeral Home in Lake Worth.

Flowers are welcome, as well as, donations to Trustbridge (Hospice of Palm Beach County).

Services

  • Gathering of Family & Friends Sunday, September 29, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Services Sunday, September 29, 2019
  • Committal Service Sunday, September 29, 2019

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Buster Turner

September 28, 2019

Lynn , Nathan and Kristin , so sorry to hear of your loss . The thoughts and prayers of the Turner family are with you at this sorrowful time . I mourn with you in the loss of my co-worker , hunting companion , fellow ballplayer and trusted friend ! RIP Eddie

Sheila Blair

September 21, 2019

Part of my heart is missing and it went with my Brother, Eddie. He was an amazing Brother and Friend. He always thought of others and was always there for all of us. He had a heart of gold and loved his family. A special man is gone, but will never be forgotten. Love to my sweet, sweet Brother.

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Biography

      Eddie Ward was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Eddie will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Eddie was born on August 2, 1952 at at a hospital in Pennington Gap in Pennington Gap, VA. He was the son of Charles and Nadine Ward. Eddie grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia and Palm Springs, Florida.

      Eddie was raised with two sisters. He had one older sister, Charlotte and one middle sister, Shiela. Eddie was usually involved in all sorts of activities with his siblings. He and his siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      As a young boy, Eddie had a number of interests. Like most children, he enjoyed playing and making up games. He was curious about the world around him and was often eager to explore it. Eddie was an active child who took part in baseball and motorcycle racing. He was a little league baseball. In his spare time he liked baseball and working on motorcycles. Eddie's memorable achievements included little league all star. However, to Eddie, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with his friends.

      A typical teenager, Eddie had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. He graduated from John I Leonard High School. In 1970. He enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers. His favorite class in high school was shop. He was a great drummer in band.

      Always considered a “good” friend to those he knew, Eddie enjoyed a broad group of acquaintances and several very close friends during his lifetime. While growing up, some of his best friends were Duster, Fred and Mike. Later in life, he became friends with Dave, Edgar and Mike.

      On June 28, 1980 Eddie exchanged wedding vows with Lynn Marie Hare at Faith Presbyterian Church of Palm Springs, Florida. Empathic and loyal, Eddie was committed to making his new family happy.

      Eddie worked hard to be a good father to his children and he did his best to fulfill their needs. Eddie was blessed with two children, one son Nathan and one daughter Kristin. Another blessing for Eddie was the gift of two grandchildren., Hayden and Bryson.

      Fortunately, Eddie enjoyed what he did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Eddie worked diligently and did his best to succeed in his career. His primary occupation was air conditioner repairman. He was employed for Pratt and Whitney for 41 years. Eddie always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Eddie enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. His favorite pursuits were coaching baseball, football and racing motorcycles. He was content to enjoy his favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Eddie found pleasure in sports. In high school, Eddie played baseball. Recreational sports included softball and motorcycle racing. Eddie was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite events whenever he had the chance to do so. Tops on his list were football and baseball.

      Throughout his life, Eddie was a doer and was always actively involved in professional and community organizations. In high school, Eddie was a member of the marching band. Throughout his later years, Eddie was an active member of the Little League Association.

      Eddie was a man who took pride in upholding his beliefs. Politically, Eddie was involved in his union.

      Eddie’s faith was important to him. He was a member of his union for 41 years.

      Though he never set out to gain individual recognition, Eddie was given accolades for his many and varied accomplishments throughout his life. Some of his most prestigious awards included many awards at Pratt and Whitney.

      Eddie enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for him to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included New Orleans and Disney World.

      Eddie was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of his favorites was Flip, a Blue Tick hunting dog and Bo, a Jack Russell. They were best friends for 7 years.

      Eddie passed away on September 17, 2019 at Palm Beach Gardens Hospital in Florida. Eddie fought a brave battle against bladder cancer. He is survived by his mother, his wife Lynn, his children Nathan and Kristen, his grandchildren Hayden and Bryson, his sisters Charlotte and Sheila. Services were held at Dorsey E Earl Smith Memory Gardens. Eddie was laid to rest in Lake Worth Memory Gardens.

      Simply stated, Eddie was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Eddie leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Eddie Ward.