Funeral services for Mr. Joe B. Ward, 83, of Gainesboro, TN,
will be held at 12 Noon on Monday, November 26, 2018, at
Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro,
TN. Burial will follow in the Anderson Cemetery in the Flynns
Lick community of Jackson County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 P.M. - 8 P.M.,
and Monday from 9 A.M. until time of services.
He passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at his
He was born July 11, 1935, in Warren County, TN, to the late
John Thomas "Tom" Ward and Ovie Lee Certain Ward. On
August 28, 1954, he was married to Lizzie Ward, who survives.
He served for 12 years as the former Jackson County Circuit
Court Clerk. He was a member of the Flynns Creek Church of
Christ, and a charter member of the Jackson County Rescue
Squad. He was the Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 429 at
Flynns Lick, and the Civil Defense Director for Jackson County
for several years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1
Brother: Charlie W. Ward; and 2 Sisters: Anna Belle Lyles and
Katherine Virginia Ward.
Survivors include his Wife: Lizzie Ward of Gainesboro, TN; 2
Sons: Jerry Ward of Cookeville, TN, and David (Darlene) Ward
of Gainesboro, TN; 1 Daughter: Tanya Ward and Don of
Cookeville, TN; 1 Grandson: Brandon (Sarah) Ward of
Gainesboro, TN; 1 Great Granddaughter: Paisleigh Ward of
Gainesboro, TN; and 1 Brother: W.M. (Ruby) Ward of Owens
Crossroad, AL. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and
friends also survive.
Edwin Sadler and Bro. Jimmy Anderson will officiate at the
The Jackson County Rescue Squad will serve as active and
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Jackson County Rescue Squad by contacting the funeral home.
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