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John Allen Ward 1939 – 2021

Funeral services and visitation for Mr. John Allen Ward, 82 of Cordova, were held on Monday, November 15, 2021, at Forest Hill Funeral Home Chapel at 2440 Whitten Rd., Memphis, TN. Visitation was held on Monday, November 15, from 12:15-2 p.m.

John passed away on November 9, 2021. He was born May 10, 1939, to the late Gordon Peery Ward and Elsie V. Olds Ward in Dresden, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Constance (Connie) Ward of Cordova, TN; his son, Allen Ward (Carey) of St. Louis, MO; daughter, Gina Ward Agnew (Frank) of Panama City Beach, FL; two grandchildren, Parker Ward of San Diego, CA, and Presley Ward of Overland Park, KS.

John graduated Dresden High School and attended The University of Tennessee. He was an active member of Highland Church of Christ for many years. He dearly loved his wife, his church family, his gold group, his card group and all of his many dear friends. To know him was to love him.

John built a life centered around family and friends. He was a respected businessman/entrepreneur. His legacy included: as owner, Southern Well Supply, Inc. (now Southern Pump and Filter), River City Marine, National Communications Network, Inc. and Lease It, Inc. He also achieved elite level as Director, for several years, at NSA. He was president of the National Water Well Association in 1978. His word was his bond. John was a “one of a kind” self-built man, whose “moral compass” sailed him through a lifetime of both smooth and stormy seas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Highland Church of Christ in his honor.

Paid Obituary: Forest Hill Funeral Home

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