Retired Classification Service Representative Thurman Ward Jr. passed away on Feb. 22. 2019.

Before joining CDCR in 1985, he served in the Air Force for 24 years.  He worked at the California Correctional Institution, the California Institution for Men and CDCR headquarters in Sacramento.

He began as a Correctional Counselor I before being promoted to Correctional Counselor II, Supervisor, in December 1988. In September 1989 he became a Correctional Counselor II, Specialist.

He retired in 2000.

He will be buried with full military honors.