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2014-01-09

Rex B. Ward

2013

Rex B. "Sonny Boy" Ward Jr., 64, of Bandera, passed away Nov. 29, surrounded by the people he loved and in the home he had designed and built for his wife and family.

Rex proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

A metal fabricator by trade, he and his father developed a successful business in Houston, which Rex continued until retiring to Bandera.

In addition to being a gifted artist with amazing vision and talent, Rex also had a passion for rebuilding and restoring vintage street rods and old tractors. As a member of several street rod clubs, he enjoyed attending yearly "Rod Runs" throughout the country.

Rex was a kind soul devoted to his family and many friends. He brought great joy to all the lives he touched and is dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen Ward; children, Tonya Ward, Angela and Phillip Rendon and Kenneth Bream III; brothers, Patrick Gray, Gary Gray, Fred Gray, Bobby Gray; grandchildren, Cecily Ward and Elizabeth Ward; and great-grandchildren, Maddison, Natalie, Braelen and Noah Rex.

Rex was predeceased by his father, Rex B. Ward Sr.; mother Emma Francis Broyles; brothers, Steven Ward and Raymond Ward; grandfather Wendell Ward; and his devoted, loving grandmother, Cleo Leona Ward.

Services were held at Grimes Funeral home on Dec. 4. Pallbearers were Scott Green, Clyde Kimbro, Donnie Lewis, Ray Stewart, Kenneth Bream III and Bill Autrey.

"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.