Sebar “Zeb” Eldon Ward April 12, 1931 - April 21, 2020

Sebar “Zeb” Eldon Ward, 89, of Arden passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Mission Hospital. He was the son of the late Sebar and Fern Steele Ward. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy J. Ward; brothers, Gayle and Melvin Ward; sister, Jean Pursch; son-in-law, Herb Todd; and two grandchildren, Christy Todd Sapper and Jeffrey Todd.

Mr. Ward served honorably in the US Navy, during the Korean Conflict. He previously retired as a Supervisor from the Inland Steel Company, where he had worked for 37 years. He was a member of Biltmore Church in Arden and Indian Rocks Baptist Church in Largo, FL. Eldon enjoyed gardening, woodworking, stained glass and playing the dobro guitar.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Jones Ward; four daughters, Karen Todd, Pam Bell and husband Robert, Peggy Smith and husband Richey and Ruth Ford and husband Tim; three step-sons, Gary Patrick Jones and wife Marcia, Preston Jones and wife Chantal and William Jones and wife Karen; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Memorial will be held at a later date in Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Biltmore Church by CLICKING HERE.

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  1. Mary Bunch says

    What an amazing, kind man. I know he loved his family dearly and they loved him. I have the privilege working with his daughter, Peggy and through her knowing their family. He was cherished by his family and I know he will be missed everyday. Peace and prayers to this wonderful family that has lost their Patriarch. Rest in peace Eldon Ward.

  2. Janice Janczyk says

    He was the kindest man. Always had a smile and a kind word.