Obituary of Ward L. Brafford
Bloomington – Ward L. Brafford, 88, of Bloomington, died at 9:41 am on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at his residence.
Born November 3, 1930 in Oolitic, IN, he was the son of William and Etta (Blake) Brafford. He married Freeda Bridges on June 17, 1950 and she survives. He was a teacher for thirty-two years in Miami, FL and in the North Lawrence School Systems. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Marine Corps.
Survivors include his wife, Freeda, of Bloomington; a daughter, Peggy Lee Padron and husband, Javier, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; a son, Micky L. Brafford and wife, Lisa, of Bloomington; grandchildren, Tracee Colwell and Ricky Lee, both of FL, Hunter Brafford, and Sydnee Brafford, both of Bloomington; three great-grandchildren, Nathan Colwell, Trevor Colwell, and Dakota Lee; a sister, Donna F. Terry, of TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Delmar Brafford; a sister, Mary Oliver.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday, February 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Cameron Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by members of The American Legion Gillen Post 33. Visitation will be from 12 noon until the hour of service on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.