John W. Ward, 85 of Charlotte died Thursday, October 10, 2019 at his home. He was born May 22, 1934 in Boynton, Arkansas to John Arvil and Hattie Mae (Rucker) Ward. He was a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of Swifton First Assembly of God Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, David Ward and Ephraim Ward.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Melba Peel Ward of the home; two sons, Johnny Ward and wife Annette of Charlotte and David Ward and wife Melissa of Cedar Grove; two daughters, Phyllis Martin and husband Jim of Rosie and Kathy Franks and husband Doug of Charlotte; two sisters, Louise Cagle of Paragould and Loeda Carter and husband J.W. of Conway; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Qualls Batesville Funeral Service Chapel in Batesville with Bro. Carl Neal officiating. Burial will follow in the Charlotte Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Martin, Brian Martin, Grason Martin, John Franks, Zach Franks, Jonathan Ward, Joey Ward and Ethan Ward.
Honorary pallbearers are Maranda Cole, Wendell Adams, Terry Blevins, Bob Weaver and Lane Smith.