Thomas Sanders Robert “Tommy” Ward ’51

March 24, 1930 – June 30, 2022

Tommy – “TSR” was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and died in his home in Roanoke, Virginia, after a nine year struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

He graduated from Davidson College and the Medical College of South Carolina. He completed his internship and surgery residence at Charity Hospital and urology residency at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana.
He returned to his hometown to practice urology for a year. In 1963 he brought his family to Roanoke, Virginia, where he practiced urology at Lewis-Gale Clinic until his retirement in 1993.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. William B. Ward; his sister, Juliet Brice; his brother, Dr. William B. Ward, Jr; his first wife, Mary Lee Ward; and his son, William Vaughn Ward.

His is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Kaye Ward; son, Tom Ward, Jr. and wife, Valerie; his daughter, Mary Ward Seyler and husband, Richard; his daughter, Juliet Brown and husband, Chris; his grandchildren, Logan Ward, Forrest Ward, Rose Seyler, and Abby Brown; siblings, Dr. Robert Lee Ward, Dr. John Logan Ward and wife Nini, Jane Gregory, Mary Maners and husband Jimmy, Ann Houck; and sister-in-law, Dicksie Ward.

The family wants to thank Denise, who was Tommy’s caregiver for the duration his illness, and who is considered a member of the family. They would also like to thank caregivers, Brysha and Mary, as well as the staff of Good Samaritan Hospice.

A memorial service will be held at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, July 5, 2022, at 11 AM. Everyone is invited to join the family in the fellowship hall for a reception and to share special memories and stories.

In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to the Alzheimer’s Association, Good Samaritan Hospice, or the charity of your choice.