BEAVER DAM, Ky. — David Lee Ward, 76, of Beaver Dam, passed away Feb. 10, 2018, in Owensboro, Kentucky, under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born Oct. 16, 1941, in East Chicago, Indiana, to the late James Oscar Ward and Phyllis Adams Midkiff (Ward).
He was a retired farmer and had worked for Milligan Farms. In his younger years was a coal miner for South Wind Mines. David was also a Marine Corps veteran.
He was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Beaver Dam.
David enjoyed fishing, reading the Bible, and had a pleasure for sharing sarcasm. He was known to wear T-shirts that displayed witty graphics and sarcastic sayings.
Including his parents, he also was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta (Alvey) Ward; his grandparents, William J. “Gramps” and Mamie Adams; his sister Karen; and a set of twin sisters at birth.
He is survived by his son, James Oscar (Grace) Ward, of Olaton, Kentucky; a daughter, Phyllis Ann (Jeff) Pugh, of Beaver Dam; three grandchildren, Natasha, David and Drew; one stepgrandson, Jakeb; and two great-grandchildren, Damien and Izabell.
Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Schapmire Funeral Home. Interment-Inurnment to follow in Carson Cemetery. The family of Mr. Ward will welcome family and friends after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family request casual wear and welcome sarcastic shirts to be worn for the visitation and service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to a charity of donor’s choice or The Heartford House, Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301-9989. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Share your messages of condolence with the family of David Lee Ward at www.millerschapmire.com.