Rev. Robert Lee Ward, 82, of 721 Grassy Creek Rd., Rogersville, Hawkins Co TN, went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 19, 2009, at his home following an extended illness.
Rev. Ward was born in West Virginia but had spent most of his life in Hawkins County, TN. Rev. Ward was a Baptist Minister for 58 years.
He is preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy Carroll; and parents, Joe Ward and Mary Belle Benton Ward.
Survivors include his wife, Elvie R. Ward of the home; son, Joseph 'Little Joe' Ward of Rogersville, TN; daughters, Ellan Morelock and Helen Sizemore, both of Rogersville, TN; grandchildren, Kristine Bradshaw, Jody Carroll, Scotty Littleton, Tracy Hensley and Marlena Klauer; brothers, J. C. Ward, G. W. Ward both of Rogersville, TN, and Eugene Ward of Georgia; sisters, Myrtle Barrett of Surgoinsville, TN, Bonnie Simpson of Rogersville, TN, Louise McClain of Rogersville, TN, and Pauline Davis of Church Hill; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at the Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence.
Funeral sservices will be conducted 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Reed Mitchell and Rev. David Gilliam officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m., Thursday, January 22, 2009, at the Benton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to Johnson Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.
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