He was born on March 21, 1936 in Mitchell County and was the son of the late A Ward and the late Bonnie Pitman Ward.
Lane was in the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. He graduated from Blanton’s Business College and worked for a time in Greenland. He retired from the trucking business as owner and operator of Ward Transportation. He loved fishing and spending time at the beach. He was a member of Central Baptist Church of Spruce Pine, and a member of the Spruce Pine Kiwanis Club.
Lane Ward leaves behind his wife; Willa Ann Ward of Spruce Pine; his daughter; Kathey Aldridge and husband, Danny of Crossnore; his sister; Louise McKinney and nieces of Elizabethton, TN; his stepdaughter; Susan Fanning and husband, Richard of Fuquay-Varina, NC; his stepson; Richard Baker and wife, Dee of Spruce Pine; his grandchildren; Josh and Dylan Aldridge; and his step grandchildren; Will and Katy Fanning and John, Loren, and Leah Baker.
The funeral service honoring the life of Mr. Lane Ward was held at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014 in the Chapel of Webb Funeral Home with the Rev. Jody Griffin officiating. Entombment was in the Mausoleum of Peace at the Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery. A time to receive friends and share memories and support the family was held from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Webb Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Lane’s memory to Central Baptist Church of Spruce Pine, 431 Oak Ave., Spruce Pine, NC 28777.
Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family by going to our website; www.webbfh.com., selecting Lane Ward’s name and then you may sign his guestbook. Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine, NC is assisting the Ward family.
Mitchell News-Journal 7/23/2014