Tony was a Vietnam veteran who served his country proudly and honorably, receiving many awards and metals for his service.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Barbara Stuart and Betty Smith; as well as a grand-daughter Victoria Piercefield.
Tony is survived by six children; Anthony Ward and wife Kim of Roseburg, Oregon, Callie Dawn and Rick Brown of Roseburg, Oregon, Antwan Bower of Omaha, Arkansas, Barbara Piercefield of Kimberling City, Missouri, Toni Gabbard of Taneyville, Missouri, and Marlana Gabbard of Winter Haven, Florida; 15 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren; his former wife of 27 years, Macie Gabbard; two brothers, Louis Gabbard and wife Carol of Pryor, Oklahoma, Leroy Gabbard and wife Jackie of Miami, Oklahoma; Three sisters Clara Betts and husband Ron of Magnolia, Arkansas, Diana Nolen and husband Wayne of Foreman, Arkansas, and Deborah Rogers and husband James of Winter Haven, Florida; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
No formal services are planned at this time.