Obituary: Forrest Ward Sr

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Forrest Ward Sr., 89, of Lewisburg, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at NHC-Lewisburg.

A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late Mary Pratt Ward and Duncan Ward. He was a retired employee of Faber-Castell Corporation and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lewisburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Forrest Ward Jr.; three sisters, Attie Miller, Elizabeth Butler and Betty Jane Fry; and one half-sister, Faye Long.

Survivors include his loving wife, Ruth Crouch Ward of Lewisburg; one son, Garry Lee Ward of Lewisburg; one sister, Melba Stanfill of Louisiana; one half-sister, Barbara Fry; two half-brothers, Jerry Ward and Ray Ward; three grandsons, Garry Ladon Ward, Jonathon Talbie Ward and Steven Forrest Ward; and one granddaughter, Katina Lynn Leonard. Nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews, also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Ward will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with burial to follow in Sunset Park Cemetery with Dr. Tom Dumser officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund.

You may sign Mr. Ward's online registry at