James ‘Bucky’ Ward Jr.
Retired 911 Supervisor
JONESVILLE — Mr. James Edwin “Bucky” Ward, Jr, 64, husband of Jennifer Holley Abee, 126 Ashley Katie Drive, Jonesville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.
Mr. Ward was born in Union, Aug. 5, 1948, a son of the late James E. Ward Sr. and Clara Bobo Ward. He was a graduate of Union High School and attended Surry Community College and Gilford Technical in North Carolina. Mr. Ward was retired as supervisor from Union County 911 and had previously served as an instructor for 911 Communications for North Carolina community colleges. He was a member of Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church where he was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class. Mr. Ward was also a member of Union Masonic Lodge #75, Union York Rites Bodies, Scottish Temple of Columbia, Hejaz Shrine Temple in Greenville and the Woodruff Shrine Club. Bucky always tried to give back to his community by serving in Law Enforcement, Fire and Rescue and with EMS for over 25 years.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a stepdaughter, Jesse Abee; two step-sons, C.J. Abee and Trey Newton and wife Amanda, all of Union; two grandchildren, Delaney Newton and Colton Abee; special cousin, Cheri Harris; and special friends Marshall and Gail Adams.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Robert Branch. Burial will be at Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Roger Gregory, Paul Edwards, Dan Burnett, Trey Newton, Mark Fore, Wayne Harris, John Bobo and Steve Bobo.
The following are asked to assemble at the chapel at 1:45 p.m. Sunday to form the Honorary Escort: Marshall Adams, Kenneth Adams, John Adams, Frank Bobo Jr., Mike and Beth Lancaster, Celeste West and Crystal Smith.
Visitation will be held 1 p.m. to -2 p.m. Sunday at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, S.C. 29605 or to the Union Co. Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 951, Union, SC 29379.
The family is at the home, 126 Ashley Katie Drive, Jonesville, S.C. 29353.
SR Holcombe Funeral Home