Lewis Y. Ward (1936-2012) - Class Of 1955
Lewis Y. Ward, 76, a resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away on October 18, 2012. He was born in Hartsville, TN, but lived most of his live in Alabama. "Coach" was a beloved teacher in the Montgomery Public School System for over 30 years, most of which were spent at Robert E. Lee High School. He was a member of Dalraida Methodist Church where he enjoyed teaching Sunday School. Lewis loved fishing in Navarre Beach, turkey hunting and golf. Above all, he loved his family.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Lou Champion Ward and his father, Reid Harris Ward. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty Ann Taylor Ward; a son, Lewis Andrew (Monica) Ward; a daughter, Rebecca Ashley Chancellor; four grandchildren, Julia Anne (Austin) Decker, Rebecca Lee Chancellor, Shelby Ward Chancellor and Caroline Taylor Ward and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. with the Reverend Edward Deabler officiating www.alabamaheritagefh.com
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from October 20 to October 21, 2012
A proud son of the South has been called home, he will be missed by all he knew. Enjoyed 20 plus years of friendship, stories and Happy Hours in Navarre Beach.
Mike and Cheryl Kain, Glen Mills, Pa
Another fine Lanier Poet has joined God's heavenly host. Billy and I were proud to be his classmates. My sincere sympathy and prayers to the Ward family.
We are so sorry to hear about Coach. He was a great friend and teacher, and worked hard for all of us at the beach. We loved sharing stories...what a great legacy he leaves behind. Our deepest sympathies,
Steve and Cathy Staggs
Betty, Buddy and I are so deeply sorry for your loss and ours as well. We both were lifelong friends and will miss Lewis and his phone calls - especially since we moved to N. Carolina. We send our sincerest condolences to you and your family.
With love, Pat and Buddy Dennis
Coach will be missed. His flair for teaching History was a gift. The life lessons were an added bonus. Thanks Coach.
He was a good man and a great teacher. He taught my daughter and then me. In that order. I am sorry for the sorrow his survivors will be feeling.
Betty, We were so sorry to hear about your loss. We will remember Lewis with fond memories. He was a great man.
Keith and Randy
I shall always remember your history lessons and our cocktail parties at the condo. Our great times together just enjoying each others company. You will be missed. God is there to welcome you with open arms.