In Memoriam: David Eugene Ward 2024

Obituary: David Eugene Ward, a Vibrant Soul and Devoted Family Man

Obituary: David Eugene Ward, a Vibrant Soul and Devoted Family Man

A Life Lived to the Fullest

Born on March 13, 1959, in Akron, Ohio, David Eugene Ward, affectionately known as “Dave,” passed away on May 23, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of adventure, laughter, and unwavering love for his family.

David was an adventurous spirit who embraced life’s challenges and sought new experiences with an unyielding passion. His love for the great outdoors was evident in his passion for fishing and hunting, where he found solace in the beauty of nature and the thrill of a successful catch or game retrieval. His charismatic personality and the twinkle in his eye were infectious, making him the life of the party wherever he went.

A Man of Many Passions

Besides his love for outdoor adventures, David was an avid golfer, whose sense of humor and witty banter often lightened the mood on the golf course. He believed in the adage, “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about,” and lived his life to the fullest, embracing every moment with joy and enthusiasm.

Despite his adventurous spirit, David also found immense pleasure in the simple things in life. His family was his world, and he cherished every moment spent with them. He was a loving son, husband, and father, always striving to bring joy and happiness to their lives. His unwavering love and absolute devotion were the cornerstones of his family.

A Celebration of Life

David Eugene Ward’s life was a tapestry woven with vibrant threads of adventure, laughter, and love. His memory will continue to inspire and bring joy to those who knew and loved him.

While there are no services planned at this time, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to the funeral expenses using the crowdfunding section at the bottom of the obituary page on the Spann Funeral Home & Cremation Services website (

Survived by a Loving Family

  • Mother: Shirley Ward
  • Children: Tim Ward (Stacy), Sam Chula (Aaron), Beth Myatt (John)
  • Brother: Phillip Ward
  • 16 Grandchildren
  • 1 Great-Grandchild
  • Numerous Nieces and Nephews

David was preceded in death by his father, Ivan Ward; his wife of 37 years, Debra Ward; and his siblings, Larry, Teresa, Judy, and Donnie.

Arrangements and Contact Information

Arrangements have been made by Spann Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Dickson, Tennessee. For more information, please contact the funeral home at (615) 446-1123 or visit their website at

Expressions of Sympathy

The family of David Eugene Ward would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of love and support they have received during this difficult time. Your kind words, prayers, and thoughtful gestures have brought them immense comfort.

They encourage you to share your memories and condolences on the Spann Funeral Home & Cremation Services website ( or by sending a sympathy card to the family at their residence.