Brent Ward, age 54, of Leachville, passed from this life Sunday, August 26, 2012, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Brent was born May 16, 1958, in Jonesboro, to Norman and Fern (Billingsley) Ward. Brent lived in Leachville until his family moved to Jefferson City, Missouri, in 1972. He graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1976 where he excelled in basketball. Brent attended the University of Missouri in Columbia. Brent owned and operated the "Off The Wall" comedy club in Springfield. Brent was later employed by various auto dealerships in the Springfield and Jefferson City areas. He returned to Leachville in 2008 to manage the family farm. Survivors include: two sons, Samuel Grason Ward and his wife Karolina of Ft. Lewis, Washington, and Eli Cass-Ward of Springfield, Missouri; two daughters, Caroline Kate Ward of Kansas City, Missouri, and Elizabeth Grace Ward of Jefferson City, Missouri. Brent also leaves his parents, Norman and Fern (Billingsley) Ward of Jefferson City, Missouri; his grandmother, Talmadge Billingsley of Jonesboro; and his granddaughter, Alexis Timmons. Brent was preceded in death by his grandparents, Grason and Eula Mae Ward and Byron Billingsley, and a very special aunt, Linda Jean Billingsley. Memorial service will be 2 p.m., Saturday September 22, 2012, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from Noon-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Jefferson City High School, 609 Union Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.