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106 South Center
PO Box 192
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: 913-856-7111
Fax: 913-884-7009
Cecil

Cecil "Ward" Jackson Jr.

Monday, September 14th, 1936 - Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
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Cecil Ward Jackson, Jr. 82, Spring Hill, Kansas passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Cremation. Memorial Service will be 3:00 pm September 8, 2019 at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S. Webster, Spring Hill, Kansas (913-592-2244). Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be left at brucefuneralhome.com

Ward was born September 14, 1936 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Ruth Genisis (Lowery) Jackson and Cecil Ward Jackson, Sr. He graduated from Central High School in Chattanooga in 1955 and attended Auburn University. Ward joined the Army National Guard in the late 1950’s and served for eight years. Ward moved to Tampa, Florida and worked for the Florida Marine Patrol for 37 years, a job he thoroughly enjoyed. He married Sharon Sue York in Tampa, Florida on May 11, 1976. Ward and Sharon moved to Spring Hill, Kansas in 2018. Ward enjoyed traveling, visiting beaches, watching sports and movies. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in St. Petersburg, Florida. He especially loved spending time with his granddaughters. Family was everything to Ward.

Ward was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sharon, of the home, children Carol J. (Tim) Massey, Parker, Kansas and Christopher Ward (Vonda) Jackson, Mesa, Arizona; granddaughters: Jennifer (Brian) Strickling, Olathe, Kansas, Lori Massey, Olathe, Kansas, Candice Massey, Parker, Kansas and Melissa (Phil) Anderson, Maryland; and great granddaughters: Isabella Massey, Lacey Strickling and one great granddaughter to be born in January.
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  • Service

    Sunday, September 8th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, September 8th, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Bruce Funeral Home Spring Hill
    Address
    712 South Webster
    SPRING HILL, KS 66083
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Candace Cregan

Posted at 05:23am
I'm sorry to hear that Ward passed away. He was a good man.
C

CM

Posted at 08:50pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one can be hard to endure but there is hope for us in the bible here at:(Isaiah 26:19)"Your dead will live. My corpses will rise up. Awake and shout joyfully, You residents in the dust! For your dew is as the dew of the morning. And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." This loving promise tells us that one day we will no longer have to worry about dying and we will see our loved ones brought back to life right before our very eyes! Amazing isn't it. I hope you were encouraged and believe that one day you will see your loved one again.
SJ

Sharon Jackson

Posted at 01:59am
I didn't know the pain of missing my wonderful loving husband was going to be so hard. Every ounce of my being aches for him. We were truly soul mates. The first date we went on was like talking to someone l had known forever. Everything was so easy for us. We had a wonderful 43 years of marriage. I wouldn't change anything about it. Except for you leaving me way too soon. I will always love you honey!💞

Sherry Brown

Posted at 08:07pm
I met Ward in 1972...I can't even think about how long ago that really was...
But Ward was a sweet...kind Gentleman.
He loved his Marine Patrol job as it was known back then.....Ward left heart prints on alot of people. He made a Difference.
Sincerest sympathy to Sharon 🌹
And all of Wards family. 💙
GM

Gale and John Mullikin

Posted at 07:33pm
We will always remember visits here from Ward and Sue. Every time we pass the Hotel in town, the memories pop into our minds and we talk of their visits and how Ward loved our little town and roaming around, looking for good places to get breakfast or just exploring. I’m so thankful we have such warm memories of our times together. Now he has moved on to his heavenly home and is at peace. We will see you again Ward and remember you always.❤️
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