Dennis W. Ward, 63, of Johnson City, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
He was of the Protestant faith and was an assembler for the Dawn of Hope. A native of Sullivan County, he was the son of the late Homer and Nona Lee McLaney Ward.
Survivors include: three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary and Ted McKeehan, of Johnson City, Linda and Galen Humphreys, of Kernersville, NC, and Donna Walsh, of Cary, NC; five nieces and nephews, Lorri Carver, of Piney Flats, Sherri Claes, of Morrisville, NC, Ami Hendrix, of Burlington, NC, Ryan Walsh, of Franklinton, NC, and Justin Walsh, of Cary, NC; several great nieces and nephews.
A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, April 6, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. in the South Chapel of the Morris-Baker Funeral Home under the direction of Dr. Ron Murray.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m.
A committal service will be conducted in the Shell Cemetery at Piney Flats following the funeral service. Active pallbearers will be: Austin Drake and Holden Drake, Matthew Carver and Ronnie Carver, Shannon Haney and Jimmy Shelton.
A significant portion of Dennis’ life was spent with the Dawn of Hope, both as a day commuter and resident. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all Dawn of Hope staff members, and especially to Dennis’ Direct Support Staff.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dawn of Hope, 500 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601.
Online condolences are available at: www.morrisbaker.com.
In charge of arrangements: Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601 or (423) 282-1521.