John “Bobby” Ward

John “Bobby” Ward

November 19, 1940 – June 28, 2018

John “Bobby” Ward of Pelham, Alabama, age 77, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018.  He is preceded in death by his parents, John Edward and Jean Harrell Ward.  He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda K. Ward; son, Terry Ward (Leigh); brother, Skipper Ward (Judy); daughters, Sonya Bookout (Wyman) and Cindy Adcock; 8 grandchildren; 3 greatgrandchildren; his beloved dog, Maggie; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.  A visitation will be held at First Baptist Church of Alabaster on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., with a memorial service immediately following at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First Baptist Church Food Ministry ( , a place where Bobby served for many years, or to the Bible Ministry for children at the Shrimp Festival (, another thing that was dear to Bobby’s heart.


  1. Jan and Perry Richardson on June 30, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    What a guy! We had the privilege to live next door to Bobby and Brenda for the last several years. Great neighbor to have. We will truly miss him. See you on the other side dear friend.

  2. Carolyn O'Bannon on July 1, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Praying for you all.. just heard the new of Bobby’s passing. I know he is with his savior… but the world is a sadder place without him here. God bless you all

  3. Brittany Bonin on July 3, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    I had the pleasure of cutting Mr. Bobby’s hair every 5 weeks for the past 4 years. He was such a kind, loving and compassionate man. He several times shed tears in my chair while sharing his love of Christ with me. He was very passionate when it came to the word of God. He qouted scripture every time and always gave me words of encouragement! He always gave me a friendly hug before he left. I was so sorry to hear the news of his passing, however my heart can be at ease cause I know that he is with our savior.
    I feel privileged to have been able to cut his hair for all these years.
    My thoughts and prayers are with his family.