John Ward, 80, of Orange, passed away on April 8, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday April 11, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Andalusia, Al, on Dec. 26, 1933, he was the son of John A. Ward, Sr. and Minnie C. (Harrelson) Ward. John loved spending time building furniture and giving it to his friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

John is survived by his wife, Florence Ward of Orange; daughters, Janis Trahan of Bronson, and Joyce Manuel of Anderson, South Carolina; five grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Trahan, Shannon Trahan, John Trahan, Jeffrey Trahan, Jason Miller, and Lee Latil.