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Dale T. Ward

September 24, 1934 March 7, 2018
Dale T.  Ward
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Obituary for Dale T. Ward

Dale T. Ward, 83-year-old Chelsea resident passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at the Heartsworth Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vinita. He was born on September 24, 1934 in Mannford, Oklahoma to Jack Morris Ward and Rena Bell Larremore Ward. He married Glenda Farrell (Crow) Ward on July 5, 1957 in Wagoner. He was a member of the Local 270 Sheet Metal Workers and had just received his 60-year member pin last year, he had served as assistant business secretary for the union as well. He worked on many construction projects; including the Williams Center in downtown Tulsa. Dale was a well-known race horse breeder, owner and trainer. His quarter horses raced at many tracks including Ruidoso Downs, Sallisaw’s Blue Ribbon Downs, Remington Park, Claremore and many other race tracks across Oklahoma and other states. He was also an avid poker player and a member of the Chelsea Spit and Whittle Club.
Preceding him in death were his parents, a son Lincoln Ward in 2006, and a brother, Kenneth J. Ward in 2012.
The family includes: his wife Glenda of the home; children, Robin Durrant and husband Michael of Big Cabin, DeAnn Moore and husband Steve of Chelsea, Clint Ward of Vinita and a daughter in law Ruth Stringer and husband Dr. William “Bill” Stringer of Owasso; fourteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, numerous other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 4-6 PM on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the Burckhalter-Highsmith Chapel in Vinita.
The celebration of life service will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Chelsea, his grandson, Colton Ward will officiate. Interment will follow at the Chelsea Cemetery. Friends may give to the Lincoln Ward Memorial Scholarship fund, P. O. Box 352, Vinita, OK 74301. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are by the Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral Home, 201 N Wilson, Vinita, OK 74301. Ph - 918.256.6444.

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4:00 PM 3/11/2018 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 3/11/2018 6:00:00 PM
Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral & Cremation Services

201 N Wilson
Vinita, Oklahoma 74301

Burckhalter-Highsmith Funeral & Cremation Services
201 N Wilson Vinita 74301 Oklahoma
United States





10:00 AM 3/12/2018 10:00:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Chelsea

413 Beech St
Chelsea, Oklahoma 74016

First Baptist Church of Chelsea
413 Beech St Chelsea 74016 Oklahoma
United States

Cemetery Details


Chelsea Cemetery Final Resting Place

N Ash Street and N View Rd
Chelsea, Oklahoma 74016

N Ash Street and N View Rd Chelsea 74016 Oklahoma
United States

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