Cole Funeral Home

1113 West 5th Street, Mcgregor, TX


Borden Carroll Ward

December 25, 1928February 21, 2020

Borden Carrol Ward, 91, of McGregor, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at College Avenue Baptist Church, McGregor, Texas and officiated by Dr. Philip Riegel. The visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the church. Borden was born on December 25, 1928, in Rogers, Texas to James Toll Ward and Mae (Knight) Ward. He grew up in Academy, in the Little River area and graduated from Academy High School in 1946. Borden married Blanche Hill on March 2, 1951, in Temple, Texas. He served in the United States Army as a Captain, was a member of College Avenue Baptist Church and took great pleasure in teaching Sunday school, he worked 39 years, for TXU, “keeping the lights on.” Borden enjoyed digging for Arrowheads, gardening and feeding the neighborhood, and throwing softballs. He was a member of Rotary, and a McGregor Bulldogs supporter. Borden loved his church, his job, and serving others. He had a content personality, was accepting of everyone, and anyone who knew him enjoyed his laugh.

Preceding Borden in death were parents, James and Mae Ward; brothers, Franklin, Vernon Banks, Jake, Curtis; and sisters Inez Bennett and Edna Warren.

Survivors include wife, Blanche Ward; son, Don Ward and wife, Billie; daughter, Pam DeBorde and husband, David; grandsons, Joshua Ward and wife, Liz, Brad DeBorde and wife, Katie, great grandsons, Henry Ward, Robin DeBorde; and great granddaughter, Anna Ward.

Sic’em Bears!


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 26, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 26, 2020


Borden Carroll Ward

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Rosie Mayfield

March 17, 2020

I was sorry to hear of Carroll's passing. Carroll was a good man, devoted to his church and his family. Carroll was a wonderful Sunday School teacher. He taught the men's Sunday School class for many years. If the women's teacher was absent, he would invite us to come in and join them. He had the ability to teach a lesson and bring the lesson. to life.

Joyce Alanis

February 27, 2020

I worked at TXU Service Center in Waco, and knew that Carroll took care of the McGregor service area with efficiency; and it was always a job well done. He was always friendly and helpful.
After retirement Carroll was president of the TXU Retirees group for several years. Always enjoyed visiting there with him and other retirees.
My sympathy to all of Carrolls's family.

Dana Jones

February 26, 2020

Blanche, Don , Billie, Pam , David and family,
Twenty Six years ago we bought a little house, not knowing that we’d have some of the best neighbors in the world.
We miss all those great times, either in the front yard, over the back fence or sitting on the swing or porch . Such wonderful memories .
I’ll treasure the sound of your dad calling me “Lil’ Sister and hearing him and Bob calling each other by their last names across the way .
He was a treasure to us and all that had the chance to meet him .
He was a Christian Man through and through and was a great role model to us all.
He was the best bonus dad to us and the best Papa Ward to our kids .
Our hearts hurt because we miss him and love him. But, we know he is healed and is wrapped in the arm of Jesus - All is Well .
You are all our bonus family and we love you all .
Thanks for sharing your Dad and Mom .
♥️ The Jones’

Gerry Reese

February 24, 2020

Sad to say goodbye to such a kind and gentle friend. "Ward", as my Dad would call him, was a geniune good neighbor for my family for over 50 years. He, along with Blanche looked out for my parents long after we all let the nest, but kept in contact in case we needed to make a "visit" to McGregor. For this we were thankful. Some memories that I will always have of BC was his garden, his well, his workshop and his never ending quest to wash the paint off any automobile that he owned. That man did maintain his cars well. He was even kind enough to let Bobby accompany him to those secret arrowhead locations to help him sift for treasures. What I remember most is my mother saying a prayer for him on those dark and stormy nights when he would suit up in all that safety gear, grab his tools and head out, with lightening cracking all around, to work with electrical lines. He was one of my first heroes as a child. The Wards always made Sue and me feel like family. Rest well my friend.

Gail Keen

February 24, 2020

Dear Don, Pam, and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I had only met him a few times but I thought he was a good, kind, and warm-hearted person like his kids were. My heart goes out to y'all during this time. Love y'all! Gail

Ronny Bredemeyer

February 23, 2020

I'm very sorry to see that our great Friend Carrol Ward has passed away!! He was a fine Christian Gentleman , that always had a good attitude about everything/everybody he knew or saw in town!! He worked for many, many years for T P & L(Texas Power And Light company)and did a lot for the city of McGregor!! I have been truly blessed for having Carrol Ward in my life!! Thoughts/Condolences/Prayers to his Family and Friends!! May GOD bless 'each' of you!! Rest -In-Peace Carrol!! You sure are going to be missed in/around McGregor!! Ronny Bredemeyer(Formerly of McGregor 1969 to 1989!!)

Suzanne Spoonts Bohne

February 22, 2020

I’m grateful to have been a friend to this family for 55 years. Carrol was a loving Christian man who placed his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ first and center. The love for his devoted wife and children was a testament of what he believed and how he lived. He studied his bible daily and was a dedicated Sunday school teacher. He was an honorable man who could be counted on by all. He lived by God’s word and was a prayer warrior. Thank you “Daddy Carrol” for your Christian presence in my life. Love to Blanch, Don and my precious friend Pam.