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Douglas McAuthur Ward

July 26, 1943 — October 26, 2020

Douglas Ward – Kingsport, TN

Douglas M. Ward, 77, Kingsport, TN passed away, Monday, October 26, 2020 at his residence.
Mr. Ward was born in Wise County, VA on July 26, 1943, and was the son of the late Sam B. Ward and the late Janie M. (Baldwin) Blackwell.

In addition to his parents, his son, Jimmy R. Ward; along with several brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughters, Rebecca (Tony) Seiber, Kingsport, TN, Jennifer (Pete) Lucas, Kingsport, TN, and Rachel Ward, Weber City, VA; sons, Billy (Tammy) Ward, and Johnny Ward, both of Weber City, VA; 10 grandchildren, Cortney (Joey) Russell, Jonathan Frazier, Whitney Frazier, Maranda Lucas, Nashinia Lucas, Kendra Ward, Amanda Ward, Hagan Ward, Ezriella Ward (Gracie), and Daylynn Ward (DayDay); 9 great grandchildren; sister, Sadie; and a host of other family members.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, October 31, 2020 at the Gate City Funeral Home, and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Evangelist Randall Cleek officiating.

Graveside services will be held, at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the graveside service.

The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Alice Carter with Crown Cypress, Daniel White and Tammy Taylor with Avalon Hospice for the care and love you gave our Daddy.

An online guest register is available for the Ward family at

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Douglas M. Ward.
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