Jim is survived by his loving wife of 23 years Donna Ward, his caring children Beverly (Larry) Callahan of Mt. Orab, OH, Tina (Jim) Scoggins of Mt. Orab, OH, Pam (Richie) Ward of Peebles, OH, Melissa (Jim) Ward of West Union, OH, Roger Ward of Chillicothe, OH, and Janette Biel of Chillicothe, OH, his adoring grandchildren Lisa (James) Hensley, Ashley (Lawrence) Smith, Danielle McNichols, his cherished Great Grandchildren A.J. (Savannah) Bryant, Ashlynn Smith, Addy Smith, Kinsley McNichols, Evan Hensley, and Adam Hensley, and his 9 dear siblings Tom (Connie) Ward of Piketon, OH, Raymond Ward of Pebbles, OH, Shirley Ann (Terry) Dixon of Mt. Orab, OH, Linda Sue (Roger) Purdue of Piketon, OH, Keith (Judy) Ward of Piketon, OH, Joyce (Danny) McCain of North Carolina, Dennis (Linda) Ward of Seaman, OH, Jerry (Joyce) Ward of Peebles, OH, and Judy Kay (Walt) Vanhoy, of Amelia, OH. Along with numerous additional grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends. In addition to his parents Jim was preceded in death by his life long friend Larry Hutchins,
Jim attended the Living Church of Five Mile, and was retired from Cincinnati Dowel Wood Products.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm at the Living Church of Five Mile located at 19608 US 68, Mt. Orab, OH 45154 family and friends will be received starting at 10:00 am until the time of service, Interment will follow at Mt. Orab Cemetery.
Megie Funeral Home is caring for the family.