Eugene “Gene”, loving father of Jason (Jamie) Ward, of Burlington, KY, dear brother of Gloria Grubbs of Elsmere, KY and the late Ida Wiggington. He was also preceded in death by his parents, James Ward, Jr. And Ellen (nee Deaton) Ward. He was a devoted grandfather of 6 grandchildren. Gene was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in the Viet Nam War from 1968-1970, and was awarded a Purple Heart. Gene died on December 13th at the age of 69. All services were held privately for the family.