Jeffery William Oard passed away January 6th, 2022. Jeff was born in Salina on April, 12th 1968 to Terry and Linda (Moody) Oard. He graduated from Central High School in 1987 and attended Kansas State University and Fort Hays. Jeff returned to the family business Oards Auto and Truck Repair as a master mechanic in 1991. After several years, he managed the business after his father’s retirement.
In 1992 Jeff married Michele (Clapsaddle) at the Gypsum Methodist Church. They had their only loving daughter Alicia in May of 1993. Jeff enjoyed many activities throughout his life with family and friends. He loved spending time fishing, camping, racing cars, riding ATV’s, water and snow skiing, and riding his Harley with his wife. His prized moments were spent with his grandson Carson.
Jeff had a heart of gold and was willing to help anyone who needed it. He had a quick wit and an ornery side that gave us all a book of stories throughout his life. He was the greatest at everything a man should be great at. Jeff was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather.
Jeff is preceded in death by his late mother Linda (Moody) Oard, grandparents Marge (Cherry) & Rudy Oard, Edra (Roles) & Paul Moody, and Alex Faidley.
He leaves behind his wife of 29 years Michele (Clapsaddle) Oard, Daughter Alicia (Chris) Cox and Grandson Carson Cox; Father Terry Oard, Sisters Amy Jacobs and Libby (Rod) Harding; Niece Amanda (Brennon) Koerperich; Nephews Tyler & Jake Harding, Nathan & Zac Jacobs; Father-in Law John (Chris) Clapsaddle and Mother In-Law Penne Clapsaddle. He leaves many cousins who he loved just as siblings. He also leaves beloved aunts, uncles, great-nieces and nephews, and many friends.
The family will receive friends through Visitation on Friday from 4:00-7:00 p.m., January 14, 2022, and a Service will be held Saturday, January 15th, 10:30am-11:15am light lunch to follow at Ryan Mortuary in Salina, KS. A family only burial will be located at Highland Cemetery in New Cambria after the lunch.
Donations can be made to Alicia Cox (daughter) in lieu of flowers for a scholarship memorial in Jeff’s name to be made at a later date, care of Ryan Mortuary.