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John Lee Ward, III

February 6, 1984 — November 30, 2022



John Lee Ward III, 38, of Frederick, Maryland, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at Kline Hospice in Mount Airy, MD.

Born on February 6, 1984, in Bethesda, MD he was the son of John L.Ward, Jr. and Pamela (Dunwoodie) Ward of Frederick, MD. 

John attended Barnesville School. He was a 2002 graduate of Urbana High School. John was a Frederick County and Urbana Junior Firefighter of the year. He was also a member of the Urbana Volunteer Fire Department.  John owned and operated Haul 911 Junk Removal Services.  In his spare time he loved riding motorcycles and SXS.  John loved to spend time with his family at Deep Creek Lake.  He also enjoyed spending time with his three daughters and their hobbies.  

In addition to his parents, John is survived by his children, Mackenzie, Kayleigh, and Alexa; former wife, Kimberly Rhodes; nephew, Brayden; Aunt Debbie and Uncle Rick Butler and their children, Jack and Taylor; Uncle Richard "Ricky" and Aunt Diane Dunwoodie and their children, Dennis and Becky; Aunt Sandra "Sandy" Dunwoodie; Aunt Peggy Dunwoodie; Aunt Debarah "Deb" McCullough; Uncle Todd Dunwoodie; step-grandmother Marlene Ward and numerous great aunts, uncles and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his sister, Kathleen "Katie"; paternal grandparents, Barbara  and John L. Ward, Sr. and maternal grandparents, Ronald and Nancy Dunwoodie.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 pm on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at Stauffer Funeral Homes, P.A. (Fred), 1621 Opossumtown Pike in Frederick, MD.

A celebration of John's life journey will take place at 11:00 am on Monday, December 5, 2022, at St. Mary's Catholic Church and Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, 18230 Barnesville Road in Barnesville, MD.  Pastor Mark White will officiate.  Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Barnesville, MD.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Heartly House, PO Box 857, Frederick, MD 21705.


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Service Schedule

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Sunday, December 4, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home-Frederick

1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702

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Monday, December 5, 2022

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