William “Bill” Ward, 84, of Beallsville, Ohio passed away Monday, November, 21, 2022 in Barnesville Hospital. He was born October 12, 1938 in Belmont County, a son of the late Delbert and Florence Wallace Ward.
Bill was a retired Heavy Equipment operator for Reed Excavating, and also for the former Y & O Coal and R & F Coal companies. He loved spending time with his family; hunting and trips to the Amish Country were two of his favorite pastimes.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Connie Johnson Ward on July 23, 2022; four siblings, Wanda Mancini, Jean Stewart, Kaye Goudy, and Jerry Ward.
Left to cherish his memory are three children, Pam (Dan) Stewart, Lisa (Larry) Burkhart, and John “Bubba” Ward; three grand-daughters, Sasha (Mark) Lawson, Ciera (Luke) Morrison, and Taylor Stewart; seven great-grandchildren, Hallie, Zoey, and Ziva Lawson and Aerilyn, Jackson, and Alaia Morrison; four siblings, Mattie (Melvin) Bigler, Judy (Dave) Matusik, Dick (Rube) Ward, and Jess (Melba) Ward; a brother-in-law, Steve (Teresa) Johnson; several nieces and nephews; also many friends.
Family and friends will be received at the Wilson Funeral Home - Harper Chapel, Beallsville, Ohio, Sunday, November 27 from 11am until the time of the funeral service at 1:00pm with Pastor Floyd Atkinson officiating.
According to Bill’s wishes, cremation will take place. In lieu of flowers and keepsakes, his family requests that memorial contributions be made in his honor to Beallsville Rally for Life, c/o Kathy Rees, 46270 State Route 556, Beallsville, Ohio 43716 or to Cancer Gas Cards, Inc., c/o Shirley Brown, 48397 Keylor Hill Road, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.