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Albert Ward Jr.
September 8, 1942 ~ November 9, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
Albert Ward Jr., 81, of Amarillo, passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at Cox-Rowley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Robby Barrett officiating. Anyone wishing to pay their respects to Albert, may do so from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Monday, November 13, 2023 at the funeral home. Private burial services will take place at a later date in Citizens Cemetery, Clarendon, TX. Arrangements are under the direction of Cox-Rowley Funeral Home.
Albert was born on September 8, 1942 in Memphis, TX to Albert and Celeste Ward. Albert was the only son with five sisters. He loved to gain sympathy for this fact, insisting that he was mistreated by them all. In reality, it was he that got away with everything; but he was fiercely loved by all five sisters. He graduated from Estelline High School in 1961. By trade, Albert was a Diesel Mechanic. He was well known as one of the best in the panhandle for over 30 years. He worked at West Texas Caterpillar for approximately 27 years and then at Coors, before retiring in the late 1990’s. Albert could fix anything and was always quick to show up at Kara’s or Jan’s house with the right tool for the job. In his younger years, Albert enjoyed hunting, but fishing was his passion. He always looked forward to the annual fishing trips to Oklahoma with his buddies. Albert adored his grandchildren, Chase and Ava. He wasted no time grooming Chase into his partner-in-crime, finding pleasure in making Kara crazy with their antics. He never missed his weekly visits to play with Chase and Ava, aka be at their mercy for hours on end.
Albert was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Shirley Foster, Carolyn Shults, and Willie Mae Maddox; also, Kara’s mother, Jan Ward.
Survivors include his daughter, Kara Hahn and husband David of Van Alstyne; two sisters, Marie Davis of Vega and Henrietta Montgomery of Childress; two grandchildren, Chase Hahn of Amarillo and Ava Hahn of Van Alstyne and one stepdaughter, Lori Newsome of Amarillo. Survivors also include a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members.