Nicholas Charles Ward passed from this life Sunday, December 15, 2013 in Lubbock, Texas at the age of 68. He was born September 24, 1945 in Montgomery, Alabama to Charles and Mildred (Melton) Ward. Nick was retired from the Department of Transportation. He loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and traveling. He enjoyed life to the fullest and loved spending time with family and friends. Nick is preceded in death by his father Charles Ward; mother Mildred Ward; sister Judy Shelton; grandparents Laurence and Maggie Melton; and special mother- in- law Goldie McClendon.