James (Jimmy) H. Ward, age 79, of Leitchfield, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the Grayson Manor Nursing Facility in Leitchfield. He was born September 18, 1934, the son of Roy E. and Ruby Haycraft Johnson. He is survived by his son, Randall E. Ward (Diane), daughter, Brenda S. Newton, sister, Bernetta Mercer (Clyde), brothers, Ben (Betty) & Chester Ward (Jamie), 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Dennis Ward, daughter, Linda Gale Patterson, brother, Cecil Ward and great-granddaughter, Kaytelyn Decker. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2013 at the Watson & Hunt Funeral Chapel with Bro. Damon Lasley officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. until time of service on Friday. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Leitchfield.