Bobbie Lee Ward, 79, of Orange, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Silsbee Oaks Health Care.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Friday, Oct. 18, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Chris Eppler and Justin McCorkle, both of Mauriceville Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday at the funeral home.

Born in Navarro County,  Nov. 1, 1933, Bobbie was the son of Robert M. and Gladis Bell (Green) Ward. He served in the United States Army and worked as a teacher for West Orange- Cove Schools for over 32 years. He was a member of the Mauriceville Church of Christ. Bobbie loved football, especially the Mustangs, and he loved his garden.

Bobbie is survived by his wife, Sybil Ward of Mauriceville; daughter, Jenny Burgins and husband Randy of Rockmart, Ga; sons, Michael Anthony Ward and wife Nina, and David Lee Ward all of Mauriceville; grandchildren, Jason, Jessica, Josh, Rachel, Tina, Mark, Justin; and six great-grandchildren.