Garry Ward

November 8, 1946 ~ July 20, 2022 (age 75)


Memorial services for Garry Ward, 75, of Portales will be held at 4:00 PM, Friday, July 29, 2022 in the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel.  John Welch, James Turner, Kenneth Smith, Charles Chambers, Albert Ruiz, Fern Rhodes, Marcy Merrick, Valda Davis, Michael Hodges and Chad Merrick will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Garry Ward was born November 8, 1946 in Clovis, NM to the home of Beulah  Mae (Ball) and Lloyd Thomas Ward, and died July 20, 2022 in Portales.  Garry started his schooling in Dora, but in 1952 the family moved to Portales.  He was a member of the Baptist church, and in recent years had become a devoted reader of his Bible.  In addition, Garry was an avid reader of all sorts of books.  Throughout his lifetime, Garry ranched and farmed.  For a number of years, he and his father owned a number of trucks which they leased to the State of New Mexico to be used in road construction.  His real passion was for horses, and particularly racehorses.  Through the years Garry had broken a number of horses for various individuals.  Garry was also artistically talented, and had created a number of paintings and leather crafts.  He was a very caring man, and was always ready and willing to help anyone he thought was in need – often to his own disadvantage.

Garry is survived by a brother, and sister-in-law, Darwin and Susan Ward of Gonzales, TX; a sister and brother-in-law, Beverley and Joe Bryant of Portales; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and even great-great-nieces and nephews; his former wife, Patsy Davenport of Roswell and a daughter, Terresa of Roswell.  Garry was preceded in death by both of his parents, a sister, Martha King and three daughters, Dianna, Pamela and Garri Michelle.


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Memorial Service
July 29, 2022

4:00 PM
Wheeler Mortuary Chapel, Portales

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