Verdie Lee Ward, 63, of Prairie Grove, and formerly of Conway, died Feb. 17, 2011, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale.  

He was born Jan. 20, 1948, at Brinkley, to parents Harry Ward and Ethel Simpson Ward.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Howard Ward.  

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Ward of Prairie Grove; sons, Blaine Ward and Carter Ward of Prairie Grove; daughters, Shannon Wyatt and Shea Riggin of Prairie Grove and Amy Roberts of Conway; brothers, Leroy Ward and Rayford Ward of Colt, Dwight Ward and Leon Ward of Carlisle, Eugene Ward of Marion, Benny Ward of Heber Springs, Jerry Ward of Morgan and Chris Ward of Forrest City; sisters, Francis Walker of Carlisle, Nancy Henard of Heber Springs and Brenda Flynn of Greers Ferry; and 22 grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at New Life Covenant Church, 146 North Neal St., Prairie Grove.  

Arrangements are with Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home and Crematory, 3800 West Walnut, Rogers.