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Obituary: Jerry Ward, Franklin

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Jerry W. “Tiny” Ward 62 of Franklin, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis.

He was born September 15, 1950 in Columbus, to the late Lester E. Ward and Mary (Hatchett) Cheek.

Mr. Ward retired in 2004 as a forklift operator for Arvin Meritor in Franklin after 36 years of service. He was a member of the Franklin American Legion Post. He was a avid Dallas Cowboys fan, NASCAR fan, Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan, and enjoyed being with his family and friends.

Survivors include a son, Darrell L. Lasiter of Whiteland; daughter, Misty (Brian) Boucher of Franklin; brothers, Clyde Randall (Siggy) Cheek of Virginia and Douglas L. (Ruth Traugott) Cheek of Tennessee; sisters, Jody D. (Wayne) Coffman of Whiteland, Barbara Ward of Franklin, Penny Snyder of Florida, and Connie Frazee of Columbus; and six grandchildren, Mercedes Scott, Coltyn Scott, Chance Utterback, Chandler Boucher, Jaxson Lasiter, and Derik Lasiter; and fourteen nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Larry E. (Barb) Ward; his stepfather, Clyde Cheek; and stepmother, Sharon Ward.

A memorial service will be conducted on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until service time at the mortuary.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Information: 317-738-0202.

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