Born in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late Henry Ward and Catherine Moore Ward. Richard was an electrician and he attended Franklin Church of God.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Delma Martin Ward; daughter, Dina Roberts of South Gate, MI; three sons, Richard Ward II of Lincoln Park, MI and Michael Ward of River Rouge, MI and Justin Guy and wife Rosanne of Atlanta, GA; two step daughters, Diane Tackett of Linz, AL and Teresa Boane of Franklin; three step sons, Harold Workman and Terry Workman both of Charlottesville, VA and Martin Workman of Jacksonville, FL; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Thurman Jenkins will officiate.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Macon Funeral Home.
Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.