Donald Ray Ward

June 26, 1933 - March 16, 2023

Donald Ray Ward

HARTFORD-Donald Ray Ward, 89, of Hartford, Kentucky passed from this world on March 16, 2023 surrounded by his three sons.  He grew up in the Walton Creek  area if Centertown with his parents Ray and Audra Ashby Ward.

Don was in the U.S. Army, retired from W.R. Grace and raised tobacco on his farm. He enjoyed going to yard sales with his wife Bernice Westerfield Ward, playing golf with some of his Hartford Christian Church friends and working on his farm.  He was a long time member and former deacon of Hartford Christian Church.

Don was preceded in death by his wife Bernice and his second wife Alice Gentry Ward.  He leaves behind three devoted sons: Barry “Tony” (Sharilyn) Ward, Brian (Karen) Ward and Kevin Ward.

Don would take his grandchildren to DQ, watch Ray Stevens videos and drink Sunkist when he watched them.  They are Tara (Nathan) Ward, Meredith (Paul) Richardson, Chase Ward, Dylan (Hannah) Ward, McKenzie (Shane) Robison, Mary (Bryan) Yonts and Raylynn (Jonathan) Smith.

Donald Ray also had ten great-grandchildren.  They are Andrew, Audra, Lindleigh, Caleb, Addyson, Carson, Conner, Elliott, Emersyn and Everleigh.

We should look at life as a gift of God.  Now that he wants it back-we have no right to complain.  Celebrate, Dad! Pappaw Don We love you.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, March 20, 2023 at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam.  Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Hartford, KY.  Visitation will be from 4-7PM Sunday, March 19, 2023 and from 9AM until service time on Monday at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be sent to

The Family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hartford Christian Church Building Fund.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.