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Deck Ward, age 68, of Mountain City, TN, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 9, 2012 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital, following a lengthy illness. He was born on September 28, 1943 to the late Florence Harmon Proffitt. In addition to his mother, Deck was preceded in death by his stepfather, Sanford Proffitt; a sister, Martha Smith and two brothers, Billy Jack Ward and Ray Ward.
Deck enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors, working around the house and cooking. He was a member of the Victory Chapel Cowboy Church.
Deck is survived by his loving wife of 6½ years, Judy Harper Ward; brothers, Sanford Proffitt Jr. and wife Teresa of Marcellus, Michigan and Terry Proffitt and wife Anita of Bristol, Indiana; several nieces and nephews and many special friends.
It was Deck’s wish that no visitation or funeral service be conducted.
A graveside service was conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012 from the Harmon Family Cemetery (Sink Valley Road), Butler, TN with Minister Carroll Hayworth officiating. Pallbearers were Bobby Harper, Lance Proffitt, Sanford Proffitt Jr., Terry Proffitt, Ed Fox and Willie DeBord. Honorary pallbearers were members and staff of the Johnson County Rescue Squad and the Johnson County Community Hospital.
At other times, friends may call at the residence, 121 Illinois Street, Apt 2, Mountain City, TN 37683 (423-727-6251).
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The family of Deck Ward has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.