LENOIR CITY — L.V. Ward, 83, of Lenoir City, passed away Tuesday.

L.V. was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a member of First Baptist Church Lenoir City.

L.V. was a member of Avery Masonic Lodge No. 593, F&AM.

L. V. and his late wife, Barbara, were owners of Superior School Services for 13 years. He was a Case knife dealer and collector.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years: Barbara Garner Ward; a son: Bobby Lester; his parents: Clarence and Eurie Ward.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Susan and Larry Rollins; a daughter-in-law: Kelly Lester Forsythe; grandchildren: Jennifer Rollins Thornton, Paige Presley, Bryan Rollins and Bobby Lester; great-grandchildren: Andy and Quillen Thornton, Everett Lusby, and Lilly and Clara Rollins; siblings: Phyllis King, Lynda Doyle, Brenda Pershing and Kyle Ward; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.

Family and friends will gather at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. Friday and proceed to Lakeview Cemetery for graveside services at 2 p.m.

Military honors will be conducted by the Loudon Co. Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 15010, Knoxville, TN 37901.

Condolences may be sent to clickfuneralhome.com.