Friday, November 24, 2017
Cory Lee Ward, age 28, of Joplin, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017 at his home.
Cory was born February 3, 1989 in Independence, Missouri to Billie J. Ward. He was a lifelong student, graduating from Joplin High School in 2007 and was continuing his education at Missouri Southern State University. Cory served our nation in the U.S. Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Survivors include his daughter, Alexandra Ward of Tennessee; mother, Billie Ward of Joplin; father, Robert Beck of Joplin; brothers, Cody Ward and wife, Robyn of Joplin, Robbie Fox-Beck of Joplin and Glenn Bailey of Joplin; sister, Casey Ward of Joplin; grandmother, Sonya Allison of Joplin and several extended family and friends that will greatly miss Cory.
Funeral service is planned for Wednesday, November 29 at 10:00 a.m. at Parker Mortuary Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Wounded Warrior Foundation, in care of the mortuary.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin, Missouri.