Funeral services for J.T. Ward, 81, of Whitesburg, were held June 9 at First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery at Harlan.
A son of the late Charles and Amanda Partin Ward, he was born in Evarts. He died June 6 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde and Cecil, and two sisters, Evelyn and Christine.
Ward was a deacon and a teacher of the Follace Fields Sunday School Class at Whitesburg First Baptist Church. He was active in the church’s local missions and was a trustee of Oneida Baptist Institute and a member of Gideons International.
He was the retired president of Whitaker Bank, formerly the Bank of Whitesburg, and was a former member of the Local Advisory Council of Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was a member of the Whitesburg Rotary Club, where he was named a Paul Harris Fellow.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ward; a son, Charles E. Ward and wife Kyleen, Lexington; a daughter, Elizabeth Kaye Hackworth and husband Ken, Lansing, Ks.; four grandchildren, Dr. Kimberly E. Hackworth, Kristina K. Hackworth, Matthew Peyton Ward, and Katie Ward; two great-grandchildren, Caroline Grace Ward and Braxton M. Ward; and a brother, Bobby G. Ward and wife Betty, Corbin.
Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.