Larry Lloyd Ward

Published 10:11 pm Friday, September 18, 2015

Larry Lloyd Ward, 77, formerly of Bogalusa, Baton Rouge, and Southaven, Miss., passed away on Sept. 12, 2015, in Ruston, following a brief illness.

Larry was born July 27, 1938, in Bogalusa, and was a 1956 graduate of Varnado High School. He moved to Baton Rouge in 1967 and received his bachelor of arts degree from Louisiana State University in May 1972.

Larry was employed through the years at several radio and television stations in Baton Rouge as a broadcast engineer. He spent his last years employed at Louisiana Public Broadcasting and retired in June 2004.

He was appointed chair of the Emergency Alert System for the state of Louisiana 1997-2000 and was instrumental in getting the Amber Alert system integrated in the state of Louisiana. He was a member of University Baptist Church in Baton Rouge.

He is survived by his former spouse of 50 years, Mary Kenelly Ward of Spartanburg, S.C.; his son, Dr. John (Kim) Ward of Ruston; his daughter, Dr. Lisa (Richard) Ward Weir of Spartanburg; his daughter, Dr. Ashley Ward Fish of Pensacola, Fla.; and seven grandchildren, Anna Ward, Margaret Ward, Evan Ward, Forest Weir, William Weir, Annelise Weir and Christian Fish.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd William Ward and Lillie Mae Seal Ward.
Hobbies included being a part of the amateur (ham radio) operating community and a fan of aviation. He had received his pilot’s license in 1961.

Visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. at Brown McGehee Funeral Home chapel in Bogalusa. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m.

Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the charity of your choice. All correspondence will be received at the home of Ashley Fish, 10239 Grackle Court, Pensacola, FL, 32507.