Kenneth Wayne Ward, 79, passed away peacefully at home August 8, 2021.

Born April 15, 1942, to Dudley and Helen Ward, he was the older twin of Keith Dwayne Ward. He is survived by his high-school sweetheart and devoted wife of 60 years, Linda Brown Ward; his loving children, Jeffrey Wayne Ward (Debbie); Julie Ward Maxwell (Eric); four grandchildren, Dustyn (Avril); Brittany (Brannon); Mallory and Makayla; and three great-grandchildren, Josiah, Skylar, Ellianna; his sisters, Nancy Ward and Betty Hahn; and twin brother, Keith Dwayne Ward; many nieces and nephews; and his dog Sammy.

Ken enjoyed just doing the simple things in life that mattered most, going to church, spending quality time with family, cooking out on weekends, fishing, doing yard work with the kids, or just lying around the house together sharing time. Ken’s family meant everything to him. With his quick wit and sense of humor, he was the life of every party. He will be missed dearly.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 12, 2021, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Scott Lake Baptist Church with funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. He will be laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes.

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