Steven Lynn Ward, 60, of Buchanan Dam, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 12, 2017 in a local nursing home, following a lengthy illness.  He was born to Marion and Bobbie (Bull) Ward on Nov. 20, 1956 in Brady.

Steven graduated from Brownwood High School in 1975, where he played football and was a member of the National Honor Society all four years.

Upon completion of high school, Steven lived in the Houston area where he worked as a mechanic for a local airport. Steven owned and operated Micro Express, a computer repair business in Austin before moving to the Buchanan Dam area where co-owned and operated AWC Signs with his father until 2011. He enjoyed gardening, bird watching, chili cook-offs, and fishing.

Steven is survived by his sister, Karen Ward of Buchanan Dam; nieces, Steffany Engleman and husband Chris of Humble, and Amanda Cox of Humble; brothers-in-law, Henry Stewart of Brownwood, and Rick Cox and wife Susan of Liberty Hill.

Steven was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Deborah Cox Sloane; and sister, Belinda Stewart.

A celebration of Steven’s life will be held at 10 a.m. July 1 at the Bangs Cemetery in Bangs (cremains will be scattered). Following, will gather at Underwood’s Cafeteria in Brownwood (about 11 a.m.) for time of visiting and sharing. An online register can be found at

Memorials may be given in Steven’s name to the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 825, Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609.

Arrangements by Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory, 145 Texas Avenue, Kingsland, Texas 78639. (325) 388-0008