Ward, Sr., David Erskine--age 75 of Knoxville and formerly of Winona, MS, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 at his home. He was a member of Smithwood Baptist Church. He was employed at Appalachian National Life Insurance for 16 years and then taught at West End Academy until retirement. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee.
Preceded in death by wife, Mary Ann McMahan Ward; parents, Erskine Robinson Ward and Mamie Estelle Connor Ward.
Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Dean Rose of Fayetteville, NC, Rebecca and Andrew Bucher of Woodbury, TN; sons and daughters-in-law, David, Jr. and Michel Ward of Bartlett, TN, Eric and Michele Ward of Knoxville; grandchildren, James, Sarah, Emily and Joseph Ward; Matthew, Andrew, Michael and Elizabeth Ward; Drew and Robert Bucher; one great-grandchild; fiancee, Helen King and her daughter and son-in-law, April and Keith Morgan; grandchildren, Ashleigh, Sarah, and Blake.
Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery for an 11:00 a.m. graveside service and interment with Pam Neal officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway.
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