Welcome to the memorial page for

Ernest "Uncle Buck" Eugene Ward

August 31, 1953 ~ September 8, 2017 (age 64)

Ernest Eugene “Uncle Buck” Ward, age 64 of Clinton, Tennessee passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was born in Oliver Springs, Tennessee to the late Earnest Ward and Irene Chamblee Bragg on August 31, 1953. Uncle Buck was a collector of all things. He loved auctions and flea markets, the challenges of a casino, fishing, playing video games, and helping everyone and anyone in need. Uncle Buck’s favorite part of Christmas was purchasing “Christmas Wishes” from the Angel Christmas Tree. He felt that he was doing his part to make sure children had a special Christmas to remember. Uncle Buck was an extremely loyal diehard Dallas Cowboys fan and a diehard Cub fan. Uncle Buck is preceded in death by his mother, Irene Chamblee Bragg, father Earnest Ward, and his brother Bobby Ward.




Step Father                             Arthur Bragg                                                               Oak Ridge


Son                                          Matthew Ward and wife Ashlee                                College Station, Texas


Grandson                                Myles


Sisters                                     Deborah Sentell                                                         Clinton

                                                Brenda Price and husband John                              Wood Dale, Illinois


Brothers                                  Billy Ward and wife Lisa                                            Aurora, Illinois

                                                Arthur Bragg and wife Tracy                                    Libertyville, Illinois

                                                Jerome Bragg                                                             Oak Ridge

                                                David Bragg                                                                North Carolina


Nieces and Nephews             Johnny, Cassandra, and Alex

                                                Samara and Anthony


                                                Sam, Jordan, Jeremy, Joshua, and Wyatt




Numerous great nieces, great nephews, other family members, and all his rowdy friends.


Visitation:  1:00 – 3:00 PM, Monday, September 11, 2017 at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City, TN.

Funeral Service: 3:00 PM Monday, September 11, 2017 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Kim O’Dell officiating.

Interment: A graveside service will be held following the funeral service on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Mountain View Cemetery in Lake City with Uncle Buck’s brother, Jerome Bragg officiating.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in loving memory of Uncle Buck to the Salvation Army at:

Salvation Army

409 N. Broadway
P.O. Box 669

Knoxville, TN 37901-0669

 Service Information

September 11, 2017

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Hatmaker Funeral Home
503 S. Main Street
Lake City, TN 37769

Funeral Service
September 11, 2017

3:00 PM
Hatmaker Funeral Home
503 S. Main Street
Lake City, TN 37769

Interment following funeral service
September 11, 2017

Mountain View Cemetery

Lake City, TN 37769

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