Franklin Spencer Ward
June 17, 1935 ~ March 6, 2012
A private family service was held Saturday, March 10, 2012, with Pastor Jeff Hayes officiating.
Franklin Ward was born June 17, 1935, in Naples, Maine to William & Nellie Ward. He enlisted in 1954 USAR. Frank graduated from Casco High in 1955. In October 19, 1956, in Norway Maine, he married to Barbara Roy, whom he met on roller skates. He fell, disappeared for weeks, took lessons then went to ask her out for their happy every after. Frank was honorably discharged in 1962 as SPEC.E-5 Military Police.
He worked at the Shoe Shop and Tannery in Norway Maine. The family then moved to East Hartford, Ct. where he became a Lead Welder at Pratt Whitney Aircraft for 34 years. Frank was a member of the Army & Navy Club and every casino east to west. He loved to play golf with his Grandsons. He also loved bowling, playing cards, collecting coins, and dancing. Linda wouldn’t know how to dance if it wasn’t for the best dad in the world.
Franklin will be missed by his wife, Barbara (Roy) Ward; three children, Ricky (Gail) Ward, Sioux Falls, Linda (Ken) Letze, Chancellor, SD, and Jeffrey Ward, East Hartford, CT; nine grandchildren, Jason, Jennifer, and Justin Ward, Sarah, Jessica, and Miranda Letze, Matthew, Nickole and Tim Ward; his mother, Nellie May Ward, Norway, ME; and two brothers, Randall Ward, Riviera Beach, FL and Erwin Ward, Oxford, ME.
Franklin was preceded in death by his father, William S. Ward; and one sister, Carrie Judkins.