Funeral service for Kay R. Ward-Woods, age 80, of Fayetteville, TN will be held at 2pm on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at Higgins Funeral Home with Pastor Danny Green officiating. Burial will follow in Stewart Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 5pm until 8pm on Saturday, May 6 at Higgins.
Kay was born February 10, 1943, in Chattanooga, TN to the late John Walker and Nelle Land Roland. She obtained her master’s degree from Athens State and was Comptroller with the US Army Space and Missile Defense for 25 years. Kay’s successful career and leadership skills lead to her term as President of the American Society of Military Comptrollers. She also volunteered in her community serving on the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Museum Board of Directors for several years. Kay was a member of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church. She passed away May 1, 2023, at Bailey Manor.
Survivors include her husband, Ray B. Woods, Sr.; daughters, Mitzi (Robert) Ward-Lutz, Shelia Serbicki-McDonald, and Melissa Woods (Wade) Hays; grandchildren, Adrian Medley (Billy) Cobb, Caroline Grace Anderson, Mary Elizabeth Anderson, Andrew Anderson, Chris Woods, and Keith Woods; great-granddaughter, Charlotte Cobb; and brother, Don Roland. In addition to her parents, Kay was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard “Ricky” Ward; brother, Monte Roland; and stepson, Ray Bostick “Chip” Woods, Jr.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Kay R. Ward-Woods.