James (J. D.) Ward and Tucker Ward
James (J. D.), 32, and Tucker Ward, 10, were lost in a fatal vehicle accident on Friday the 18th, in Craig, Colorado, on County Road 7. J. D. and Tucker lived in Craig for the last four years. J. D. was a welder for Magnum Metals in Craig. Tucker attend school at Ridgeview Elementary.
J. D.’s life was dedicated to taking care of his three boys. J. D. was a talented welder who spent much of his off time in his shop creating various metal art pieces. J. D. loved showing off his projects and wasn’t afraid of posting pictures or selfies of his beard that will never be forgotten. His love for animals was evident as it was common to visit and meet him with a new pet. He was a perfectionist who could never give a piece away until it was just right. You knew when he was around because he didn’t know the meaning of talking indoors, he was loud and made his presence known. He was the kind of guy you could call at 2 a.m. and he would be there to lend a hand. He had a gruff outer look and ornery side to him, but he gave the best hugs, and those close to him knew how kind his heart was.
Tucker wrestled for the Moffat County youth wrestling program. It wasn’t often you couldn’t find him talking Broncos football and telling the stats of the team and who they had next week on the schedule. He loved spending time with his brothers and his dad. He was often found in the shop helping out dad with his next project or building his own with Legos. He was a sarcastic kid who was built in the image of his father. He was one for coming up with the next great idea that often found him in some sort of trouble. They both had great love for the outdoors. Tucker wasn’t a kid that enjoyed a PB and J, he wanted to watch cooking shows and make something better himself. He was such a gifted boy who had such a love for his family and would constantly be recalling his most favorite moments, which he had so many.
J.D. and Tucker are survived by Hayden and Bentley Ward, his Mother Robin (Ward) Gray and father Charles Ward. Also three siblings Robert Ward, Cody Ward and sister Renee Ward, and many more extended family. Services will be held in Rifle at 2pm, at Rocky Mountain Baptist Church, 4199 W. Centennial Parkway.
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