John T. Ward

January 20, 1968 ‒ January 06, 2021

Mount Vernon, Ohio

John T. Ward, age 52, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Marion General Hospital.  He was born on January 20, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio the son of Thomas and Barbara (Buell) Ward.  John was a 1986 graduate of Northridge High School.

He was a member of the Sunbury Eagles and Amvets Post #95 in Mount Vernon.  John was an animal lover and took great care of his cats, fish, lizards, and birds.  He also enjoyed working on his cars and hot rods and was a Harley Davidson enthusiast.  John was a man of few words, but had a heart of gold, always willing to help others in their time of need.

John is survived by his wife Sherry Welsh-Ward whom he married on June 28, 2013; his children, Matthew Ward, Thomas Ward and Blaire Skaggs all of Mount Vernon; a grandson, Karson Ward; his parents; two brothers, Jerry Ward of Johnstown, and Bryan Ward of Sunbury.

The family will observe a private service at a later date.  The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of John T. Ward.

Memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to the Knox County Humane Society or Amvets Post #95.

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  • Jerry,
    Jim and I offer our condolences and prayers to you. By Jesus’s stripes, you are promised to see each other again. May God’s grace be with you.

  • Sherry,

    I am so sorry to hear about John! He was always so nice to me and I know he treasured you! He was a super person inside and out! My thoughts and prayers are with you! He will be truly missed!


    Mary Jane Ferguson

  • Tom,Barb,Jerry and Bryan, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of your family I grew up with you guys and this is a big shock John was a great guy my deepest condolences from my family to yours sincerely. Ricky Moore

  • Tom,Barb,Jerry,Bryan and family I am so sorry for your loss, I hope in the future you find some sort of comfort and peace within your family

  • Tom, Barb, Jerry, Bryan and family, I am so sorry for your loss. John was a great guy, and I remember fondly playing basketball in the driveway, flashlight tag on summer nights, and exploring the woods and fields with all thee boys. John was a big guy who could be quiet and probably intimidating to those who didn’t know him, but he was a kind, thoughtful person. I haven’t seen him in so many years, but he will be missed. If there is anything Kevin or I can do, please just ask.

  • I haven’t seen John for years. I can imagine that he was the same great guy I remember. I will keep you family in prayer.

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