Dennis Ward

April 16, 1948March 7, 2018

Dennis “Wildman” Ward, 69, of Alma, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Fort Smith. He was born April 16, 1948 in Grand Haven, MI to the late Elgin and Dorothy Ward. He was retired from Whirlpool, was a member of Liberty Fellowship Church in Van Buren, and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict.

He is survived by his wife, Gail Ward of the home; and a son, Elgin Ward of Mountainburg.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at the Fort Smith National Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.

Pallbearers will be Michael Scantlin, J.R. Scantlin, Herman Yakley, Jeff Yakley, Robert Johnson, and Stefan Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Lloyd, Jeremy Lloyd, and Matthew Lloyd.

The family will visit with friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Dennis Ward

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