Keith Wayne Ward, age 58, of Beaver, Ohio, died Saturday October 22, 2022 at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born May 13, 1964 in West Union, Ohio, a son of the late Stanley Ward and Hope Swonger Ward. He was united in marriage April 24, 2021 to his wife, Christina Tracy Ward, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Hope Ward, Keith Bryan (Mac) Ward, Raven Michael (Elizabeth) Tracy, Blayne Tracy, Jake Ward, Justin Ward, Nisha (Mike) Sparks, Trisha Tracy, and Elisha Ward, his grandchildren, Ashley Tracy, Brendon Tracy, Reagan Tracy, Tyler Sparks, Jade Fraizer, Nakkia Frazier, Matthew Frazier, Owen Frazier, and Kasidy Conley, seven sisters, Marsha Harmon, Debbie Peyton, Camille Anderson, Juanita Haybin, Lois Gardner, Sharon Kimberly, and Bessie Balog, his mother-in-law, Rhonda McNutt of Beaver, Ohio, a sister-in-law, Tawana Giffen of Beaver, Ohio, a brother-in-law, Gregory Tracy of Cleveland, Ohio, a special nephew, Terry King, and all the many loved ones who called him “Dad,” and his previous wife, Jerri Gates Ward of Beaver, Ohio. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Corey Ward, a grandson, Trenton Sparks, four brothers, Richard, Terry, Carl, and Michael Ward, and two sisters, Phyllis Ward and Michelle King.
Keith adored his family and supported them in any way possible. He had a very strong work ethic and did not know the meaning of rest.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Monday October 31, 2022 at the Cox Burkitt Funeral Home in Beaver, Ohio with Pastor Lawrence M. Harper of New Creation M.B.C. in Columbus, Ohio officiating. Burial will follow in the Harmon Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home.
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