OBITUARY

Ward Sherman Dunevant Jr.

November 22, 1948January 16, 2013

DUNEVANT, Ward Sherman Jr., 64, passed away Jan. 16, 2013. He was born in Piqua, Ohio. He served his country in The Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He served with the Safety Harbor Police Department until it was abolished. He then joined the Largo Police Department and remained there until he retired in 2003. He leaves behind his loving wife Darcy; four children, Eric (Sandi) Dunevant , Ryan (Ryan) Dulski , Ashli (Jake) McKee, and Noah Cooper, as well as four grandchildren who love their PopPop very much. He is also survived by two brothers, James and Kenny and two sisters, Alice and Cheryl and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Ward Dunevant, Sr., Ohio. His passing leaves a huge void in the entire family. A celebration of his life will be 2 pm Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Gulf Coast Church., Largo.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 19, 2013
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Ward Sherman Dunevant Jr.

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Sarah Bernhardt

November 19, 2016

I'm so very sorry to just now find out of the passing of my cousin JR. Truly one of the most positive and admirable men that I can remember knowing. I will never forget his visits along with his family and DUKE! He along with my Uncle Ward were always special to me and my son, Payton. May they all rest in sweet peace together.

Jeff Ogle

February 13, 2013

I recently found out about the loss of Ward. He was a great man and leader. I am so sorry for your loss.

Judy Gershkowitz

January 27, 2013

Saddened to hear this news. My deepest condolences to Darcy and the Dulskis. Your legacy lives on in the many young officers you mentored. This world is certainly a better place for the mark you placed on it.

Kelly Ahmed

January 25, 2013

The world was a better place because Ward lived in it.
His smile & laugh were an outward sign of his kind and loving soul.
He will be missed.
My Prayer:
God please comfort and heal the broken hearts as best you can.

Kevin Morrison

January 24, 2013

The pain of separation is only consoled by the joy heaven has for Ward. He was a real cop, and his compassion for his fellow man is his treasure. My prayers go out for the family and his friends.

Jodi Nantz

January 23, 2013

Darcy,

We were deeply saddened to hear of Ward's passing. We pray that God will comfort you during these sorrowful days.

We love you,

Joe, Jodi and Joshua Nantz

Beckie Prieto

January 23, 2013

Darcy & Family:
My sincere sympanthy to your family. May the Lord give you comfort.
Rest in Peace Sgt.

CAROLE LOCKARD

January 23, 2013

WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY FOR YOUR LOSS MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME. MAY GOD GUIDE YOU IN THIS TIME OF SORROW. I AS A COWORKER I WILL MISS HIM, BROOKRIDGE SECUITY GAURD .CAROLE LOCKARD

Brian & MJ Harris

January 23, 2013

Our most sincere condolences reach out to the entire Dunevant and Dulski family. Ward certainly touched so many lives. I am so very thankful that I had the opportunity to work with him, as so many of us did. I admired his integrity and compassion,his honor and loyalty, and most of all his boldness to stand for what was right, and of course that smile that beamed, even when he didn't feel like it. Praying for your familys peace and strength.

Eddie Buyers

January 22, 2013

Darcy and Family,

How truly sorry we are for your loss. Terry and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

To Ward (S-12, WD-40, Dukes Daddy, Husband, Father, Pop Pop, Friend, Confidant, Marine, Officer, K-9 Officer, Sergeant, Fishing Buddy,)

To each one of our lives you touched you were something different all rolled up in one person. For your officers that worked with you they had respect and admiration. For your fellow officers and soldiers there was never doubt you did not have their backs. For me you were several things.

We started out as Fishing Buddies. We both got in trouble many times for getting home late when the fish were biting. All of the little lakes we found and fished. I guess the statue of limitations is now over for us using the 0464 key (old timers would remember this KEY to the City) to get into the lake behind the now driving range at Highland and E. Bay. The time we got in only to find Karl Wermuth already there. I assume it's OK to talk about the time you caught a GATOR and thought it was the biggest Bass you ever caught. It towed your Ganoe (Cross between a canoe a real boat) all over lake Seminole, then you had to hop the fence they closed on you, to get to your car. All of the Bass we caught and had to give back at Teneroc. Thanks for the Good memories.

The many many Duke tracks. Our relationship went the gambit throughout the years to doing the same job as Sergeants. You were always a welcome site with your smile, personality, calm demeanor, and professionalism. You had the qualities that inspired so many officers that worked with and for you.

Sierra 8 to Sierra 12 you have arrived at your final 10-42 and have called in "10-7".

Love Eddie Buyers

PS. When you 10-56 with Duke and Sierra 6 say Hi for me.