Richard Eldridge Ward, Sr.
June 11, 1928 – October 27, 2013
Richard Eldridge “Dick” Ward, Sr., 85, of Owings, passed away October 27, 2013 at his residence. He was born June 11, 1928 to Wilbur Francis and Lillian Alberta (Wilkerson) Ward in Paris, MD, now a part of Owings, on the family farm. Dick attended Beach Elementary and Calvert Junior and Senior High Schools, graduating in 1947. He entered the United States Navy on October 11, 1948, earning the Korean Service and U.N. Medals and was honorably discharged on October 1, 1952. Dick married Peggy Lee Krehbiel on September 18, 1953, and they made their home in Owings. He owned and operated Ward’s Texaco in Chesapeake Beach from 1957 to 1987, and then worked as a salesman at Dorsey Gray Ford in Prince Frederick, retiring in 2000. Dick was a member of the Stallings-Williams American Legion Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach, and Friendship United Methodist Church. Dick enjoyed doing yard work, farming, gardening, hunting, raising dogs, and telling stories.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Wilbur F. Ward, Jr., and Paul D. Ward. He is survived by his wife Peggy Lee Ward, and children Richard E. “Dickie” Ward and wife Ronda, Michael L. Ward and wife Jacqueline all of Owings, David A. Ward of Selbyville, DE, and Laura L. Moats of Sugar Grove, WV. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Amanda Parks, Courtney Simmons, and Chase, Sarah and Zack Ward, and eight great-grandchildren.
Monday, January 1, 1900