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Lt.Col (Ret.) Rayburn Lloyd Ward, Jr.

August 17, 1936 ~ March 18, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Lt. Col. (Ret.) Rayburn Lloyd Ward, Jr., age 87, of Clarksville, TN, passed away on March 18, 2024 at his residence.

Ray was born on August 17, 1936 in Elizabethtown, TN to the late Rayburn Lloyd Ward and Mary Belle Gasteiger. Ray was also preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Louise Ward.

Ray is survived by his sons, David Allen (Nicole) Ward and Michael Ward; daughters, Carol Patterson and Valerie Clarke; sisters, Irene Moore and Elizabeth Ward; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

A Graveside will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 1:00 P.M (Est.). at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, March 25, 2024 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Neal Tarpley Parchman Funeral Home. Full military honors will be rendered at the graveside service.

Arrangements are entrusted to Neal Tarpley Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at


March 25, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

March 27, 2024

1:00 PM
Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home


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