Michael “Mike” Eugene Ward, 61, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at his home in Dayton.

Mike was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arvil Ward and Wilma Schrimpsher Ward; and daughter, Brandy Burns.

He is survived by his daughter, Heather Ward, of Dayton; sister, Diane (Lloyd) Swafford, of Evensville; brothers, Bill (Sherrie) Ward, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Roger (Sandra) Ward, of Dayton; grandchildren, Kayla Ward, Cheynne Burns, Stephen Burns and Joe Burns; great grandchildren, Thomas Elijah Michaels and Emmett Hickman; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Rev. Peter Bollant officiating. Interment will follow at Cove Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, from noon to 2 p.m.

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Arrangements are by Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home, of Dayton.