James L. Ward, 57 of Lakeview, Oh passed away Tuesday Feb 1, 2022 at Lima Memorial Hospital. James was born June 27. 1964 in Kenton, Ohio and was a son of Martha (Eli) Compton. In May of 2006 James married Mary(Collins) and she survives with 6 sons; Austin Turner; Andrew Turner; Jimmy Ward; Heath Ward; Johnathon Ward; Jimmy Ward. 2 sister Joyce Barrientos; Rebecca Gerogosina-Pearson; 1 brother David Ward; 2 stepbrother; Rodney Compton; David Compton along with many nieces or nephews. He is preceded in death by his son Charles “Chucky” Madison. James’s joys of life included NASCAR watching The Browns and The Ohio State Buckeyes. Services will be private, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Schindewolf-Stout-Crates FUNERAL HOME, who is assisting the family with arrangements.