Obituary of Smokie L. Ward
Smokie L. Ward, 63, went to be with his wife Nancy in Heaven on Sunday, October 13, 2019, in Bristol, Tennessee. He was a proud, loving father and grandfather who lived life on his own terms until the day he died. After serving 22 years in the United States Air Force, Smokie retired to his home state of Tennessee where he married the love of his life, Nancy and fulfilled their dreams of having a loving home in the country with lots of land and animals. He will be greatly missed and always remembered for his awesome sense of humor and his huge heart to all he met. Smokie was born August 25, 1956 to Oscar and Grace Ward in Kansas.
He is preceded in death by his wife Nancy Ward, both parents Oscar Ward and Grace Gann Ward; sisters, Charlotte McBride and Shelby Clarke.
Smokie is survived by all his children, Andy and Amanda Ward, Wendy Ward, Buck and Leslie Ward; grandchildren, Kiale, Abigail, Chloe, Emma, Michael, Jordan, Tyler, Wyatt, Nova, Erin, Meara, Catherine, Caelynne and Josephine; siblings, Jim and Sue Clarke, Cecil and Ernestine Clarke and Jerry Ward; many more nieces (Gina and Jama), nephews, and other family.
The family of Smokie L. Ward will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm Thursday, October 17, 2019, in the Carter Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport. A memorial service will follow at 7 pm with Mr. Gary Childers officiating.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Smokie Ward, please visit Tribute Store