Born June 20, 1941, in Wilson County, he is the son of the late William Edgar Bill and Mary Alice Rittenberry Ward. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Margaret Swafford; and brothers Billy and Tommy Ward.
He is survived by wife, Sharon Suite Ward; children, Lisa (Bo) Granstaff and Kristy (Perry) Ingram all of Lebanon; and Michael (Deborah) Ward of Brush Creek; brother Jimmy Ward of Lebanon; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren
Honorary pallbearers: Caleb & Mason Ward, Avery Oliver and Kolbe Phillips Active: Matthew, Justin & Jared Granstaff, Jacob & Lucas Oliver and Baxter Ingram.
Arrangements by Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.