Michael ‘Mike’ Richard Ward, 64, of Mena, Arkansas passed away, Thursday, September 9, 2021, surround by his family after a long battle with cancer. Mike was born October 30, 1956, in Yuba City, California to Floyd and Betty (Weatherby) Ward. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Mike is survived by his sons, Michael John & Travis; his daughters, Jessica Hurliman and Crystal (Michael) Huff; grandchildren, Whitney (James) Bunyard and Clayton Clearley; great grandson, Noah Bunyard; brothers; Gary (Debbie Balko) Ward, Duke (Lyndsay) Ward, Jason Ward, Brian (Brenda) Ward; sisters, Karen Ward and Ellen Thacker; several nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.

Mike was protective of his siblings; you did not mess with his family. He liked music and his church. Mike loved the NFL team, Atlanta Falcons #dirty birds.

Services will be Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 1:00 PM at Cornerstone Church in Mena, Arkansas with graveside immediately following at Rocky Cemetery in Polk County, Arkansas with Scott Jones, and Mark Ward officiating.

Arrangements were made under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home of Malvern, Arkansas. Guest may register at

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