John W. Ward
John Wesley Ward, 77, Louisville, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at the V.A. Medical Center in Louisville.
Born Nov. 20, 1930, in Louisville, he was the son of the late John H. and Edith Y. Blatz Ward.
He was a former bar manager at Bauer’s of 1870 restaurant, the Sahara Club and other various east-end restaurants in Louisville, a member of the Louisville Bartenders Association and Valley City Presbyterian Church in Central, a Kentucky Colonel, and an Army veteran of the Korean War, having received a Purple Heart and an Oak Leaf Cluster for valor.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, George Wilson Ward and William L. Ward, and a sister, Della Ballou.
Survivors include five brothers, Charles Dewitt Ward, Jim Ward, Michael Ward, Glenn Ward and Paul Robert Ward, all of Corydon; five sisters, Lillie Clark of Floyds Knobs, Juanita Davis of Corydon, Stella Ashabranner of Clarksville, Tenn., Elizabeth Swarens of Corydon and Rose Spencer of Greenwood; and his friend, David Binder of Louisville, who cared for him.
Visitation: Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 2, after 9 a.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.
Funeral: Thursday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. followed by burial in Heidelberg Cemetery south of Corydon.
Officiant: The Rev. Carol Humphrey.