John Fulton Ward

Obituary Notice

   John Fulton Ward departed this earthly life September 25, 2004, after a brief illness. He was born July 28, 1934 to Jasper "Buster" and Beatrice Ward in Clarksville, AR. He graduated from the College of the Ozarks in 1960 with a B.A in Arts. John, a U.S. Navy veteran, was a very accomplished award winning cameraman and producer/director for several Little Rock television stations (KARK-Ch. 4 for 25 years and KLRT-Ch. 16 for 10 years) and a production company (Ron Sherman Advertising). He loved to be outdoors, especially going to his cabin up on Sylamore Creek, and being a wonderful father to his children.

    John's parents precede him in death. His children, Sean and his wife Lynne, and Kathleen Ward survive him. Two grandchildren, Ian and Jackson Ward, who will miss their "Papa John" very much, also survive him. The family would like to thank Dr. C. Lowry Barnes, Dr. J. Lynn Davis, Dr. Delilah Easum and the nurses and staff of St. Vincent's 2NW.

    Special thanks from Sean, Lynne and Kathleen Ward to employers and fellow team members of Acxiom Corporation and Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics for their understanding and support during our time of need.

    In accordance with his wishes, John will be cremated. Visitation with the family will be held at Ruebel Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to your favorite charity or to the College of the Ozarks general scholarship fund in his name.

Register Book

  • We were sorry to hear about John. I always enjoyed working with him. He was a true professional who got things done. His on-the-air product always stood out. We had some good years at KARK-TV when the business was both fun and challenging. May God bless John with peace and joy, and may God give the family comfort and understanding. You are in our prayers.
    Lonnie and Joyce Gibbons
    North Little Rock, Arkansas
  • John was one of those special people you only encounter once in a lifetime. He had feelings for his fellow man which he showed in actions rather than words. He will be missed as a friend, a co-worker and a kind and generous man.
    Charles D. Stacks
    Operations Manager, Ron Sherman Advertising
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • John was a friend of mine. He was always kind, thoughtful and fun. I loved listening to him tell stories of life in places far from Arkansas and of Arkansas, the place he loved the best. He was a good man. He was a nice man. He will be missed.
    LaWanda Hlass 
    Conway, Arkansas
  • When I began in TV years ago, John was a good, kind teacher when others were not so inclined, and I'll never forget that about him. Later, at Ron Sherman Advertising, I had the privilege of working with him for about five years and got to know him much better; I truly enjoyed working and traveling with him, as much for his company as his knowledge of the job. As John and I both liked Celtic/Irish music quite a bit, I'm sure that from now on every time I hear an Irish song, I'll think of John. My condolences to all his family. John will be sorely missed by many.
    Stephen Spies
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Kathy Evans and Jane Horne
    KLRT - FOX 16 
    Little Rock, Arkansas