Robert (Bob) Edward Ward

July 4, 1956 - January 6, 2021

Robert (Bob) Edward Ward, 64, a resident of Cape Coral, passed away on Wednesday January 6, 2021. He was born July 4, 1956 in Harvey, Illinois. 

A devoted husband and father, who worked tirelessly to provide a good life and example for his family. He enjoyed sharing his love of nature with family and friends, he ran his own business Bob Ward Aquatics, where he used that passion to take care of numerous local homes and businesses, their gardens, ponds & aquatic needs. He also worked at several horticultural nurseries over the years including Yoder Brothers and Colonial Garden Center. He was an employee at Home Depot for more than twenty-five years, working in the garden and later the plumbing departments, where many repeat customers sought out his knowledge by name.

He was an avid boater, horticulturist, had countless fish tanks and fancied himself an amateur photographer who could always be found with his camera in hand.

He is survived by his son, Robert L. Ward and daughter in law, Desirea Ward; granddaughter, Amelia Ward; two sisters, Genevieve Miller and Susan Renick; as well as countless nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Deborah (Thomas) Ward; mother, Lillian (Munden) Ward, father, Earl Ward and brother, Joe Ward.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Robert Edward Ward and Deborah Jean Ward on October 7, 2021 at 1:00 PM at The Veranda, 2122 Second St., Fort Myers, FL 33901.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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