David Alan Ward, 48, of Richmond, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. His strong faith, prayers of family and friends, and powerful will to live carried him through more than five years of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy as he battled cancer.
David, who was born in Ionia, Michigan, started his career as an electrician, later becoming the maintenance manager for ABM Industries, PGW Plant in Berea, Kentucky. He was a member of Southland Christian Church of Lexington. Dave was a drummer, continuing with his talent after graduating school through church praise teams and worship. He was a woodworker, liked to fix cars, and was adept at fixing those household projects
Survivors include his loving wife, Tamara E. Davis Ward of Richmond and their two children, Nicholas Heath Ward and Shelby Grace Ward, of Richmond; his mother, Noriene Templeton Ward and his father, Maurice E. "Buck" Ward (Wife, Jean) all of Ionia, Michigan; two sisters, Rebecca "Becky" McCord (Husband, Todd) of Ionia, Michigan, and Susan Moon (Husband, Doug) of East Tawas, Michigan; and four niece and eight nephews.
The memorial service for David will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Greg Chandler officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403; or to the David Ward Memorial Music Scholarship Fund, c/o Edward Jones, 2008 Merchant Drive, Ste # 4, Richmond, KY 40475.
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Published on February 25, 2017