Gary Michael Ward, Sr., 72, of Louisville, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital. He proudly served and retired from the United States Army and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ruth Ward; and a brother, Ronald Ward. Michael is survived by his wife, Deborah Ward; three sons, Jim Grzech, Bob Grzech, and Michael Ward Jr. (Sara); eight stepchildren, Suzie Gover (Chris), Veronica Ponzi (Tony), Ron Cummins (April), Lisa Ware (Dean), Missy Hoben (Mike), Krista Brown (Larry), Scott Ellis (April), and Laura Wheatley (Drew); two sisters, Ruthann Foley and Patty Ward; along with 19 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren. Friends may visit from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home, Mt. Washington. Due to the pandemic, funeral service will be private. Burial will take place in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, KY. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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