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Edwin Dewey Ward

November 21, 1933 November 12, 2018
Edwin Dewey Ward
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Edwin Dewey Ward, 84, of Powell (Claxton) went to his heavenly home November 12, 2018 at the Methodist Medical Center after a long illness. He was born November 21, 1933 in Pineola, NC to parents Herman Dewey Ward and Mae Gragg Ward. He was the fifth child of ten; six boys and four girls. He attended Oak Ridge schools and graduated from Oak Ridge High School. He served four years active duty in the US Air Force and eight years in the reserves. Edwin’s working career included Loveman’s Department Store, Roden Electric, Pittsburg Plate Glass and Union Carbide. He was working as a construction engineering assistant at Y-12 when he received a medical termination. He was a member of Edgemoor Baptist Church. In earlier years, he served 22 years as a Deacon, two years at Glenwood Baptist Church of Oak Ridge and 20 years at Cedar Grove Baptist of Kingston. His Christian service also included teaching Sunday school, singing in the adult choir and jointly with wife Betty led the Young Couples Church Training. Edwin and Betty were blessed with 61 years of marriage. Faith, respect, trust, communication, being thankful, unselfishness and love of God, country and of each other was their life practice. Marrying Betty and the birth of son, Michael was treasured blessings of great joy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Bernice Baer and Doris Householder; brothers, Romulus Ward, Milo Ward, Gerald Ward and David Ward and son, Michael Ward. He is survived by wife, Betty Davis Ward;
Sisters, Marian Laurendine and Louise Perkins of Knoxville; Brother, Phillip Ward and wife Barbara of Sweetwater; Sister-in-law, Wanda Ward of Old Hickory, TN; Daughter-in-law, Beverly Ward and grandson, Logan Ward of Kingston; Granddaughter, Abigayl Voorhorst and husband Adam of Ft. Campbell, KY and many nephews, nieces and good friends. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 10:30 – 11:30am at Weatherford Mortuary. The funeral will begin at 11:30am with Rev. Rick Miller officiating. Immediately following, family and friends will meet at the graveside at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Edgemoor Baptist church, 330 Old Emory Road, Clinton, TN 37716 or to a charity of choice. An on-line guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.


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Visitation

Friday

16

Nov

10:30 AM 11/16/2018 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11/16/2018 11:30:00 AM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Weatherford Mortuary
158 South Jefferson Circle Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Funeral

Friday

16

Nov

11:30 AM 11/16/2018 11:30:00 AM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Graveside to follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Meet in the Garden of Time.

Weatherford Mortuary
158 South Jefferson Circle Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

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Edgemoor Baptist Church

330 Old Emory Road
Clinton, TN 37716
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