George Ward Montgomery of Grove died Thursday, April 26, 2007. He was 74.

Montgomery was born March 11, 1933, in Monroe, Utah, to Richard and Marjorie (Robinson) Montgomery. He moved to Grove in 1998.

He was a Korean War veteran of the Air Force, receiving the National Defense Service medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

He was an active member of the Brothers of the Third Wheel.

He married Joyce Buford on July 12, 2002, in Eureka Springs, Ark. She survives, of the home.

Additional survivors include three daughters, Bonnie Davis, Connie Hooper and Ellie Lines, all of Cherryvale, Kan.; three sons, Timmy Montgomery and Scott Montgomery, both of Cherryvale, and Justin Heaton of Collinsville; two sisters, Patsy Earl and Jennie Mangum of Cherryvale, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Don Montgomery.

Memorial services will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 at the Montgomery home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Turner Funeral Chapel in Jay.