Tommy Reed Ward, age 70, of Boone, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019. Born January 15, 1949 in Watauga, NC, he was the son of the late Charlie A. and Ethel (Hagaman) Ward.
He farmed his whole life, growing tobacco, vegetables, and shrubbery. He was a simple and private man.
He was a Vietnam War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, James Ward.
He is survived by two brothers, Dean Ward and wife Martha Jean of Sugar Grove, and Allen Ward and wife Peggy also of Sugar Grove; niece, Melissa Soto and husband Dan of Sugar Grove; two nephews, Jimmy Ward of Sugar Grove, and Lester Ward and wife April, of Mountain City, TN. He is also survived by special friends Mary Ann, Dan, Lester and Doug.
Funeral services for Tommy Reed Ward will be conducted Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Zion Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow with military honors provided by American Legion Post 130 and D.A.V. Chapter 90, in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends prior to the funeral services Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the church.
Flowers will be appreciated.
Online condolences may be shared with the Ward family at the website
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Ward family.