Mr. William Edward "Bill" Ward of Mound Road, Black, Alabama passed away Friday, October 19, 2012. He was 79.
Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 22, in the First Baptist Church in Geneva with Rev. Nathan Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in the Esto Community Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family will receive friends at the church on Monday beginning at 2:00 p.m. and continue until service time.
The family asked that flowers be omitted and memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church, 309 S. Commerce Street, Geneva, AL 36340.
Mr. Ward was born March 6, 1933, in Geneva County to the late William Claud and Fannie Sundy Ward. He retired after 21 years of service with the U.S. Army. His military service included Korea and Vietnam as well as various other tours. After his retirement he moved to Geneva and established Bills Starter and Alternator automotive business in 1981. He enjoyed outdoor activities especially gardening. Bill will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
In addition to his parents two daughters, Lisa Ward and infant Pam Ward, one son, Bruce Ward, a grandson, Samuel Ward, a brother, J.D. Ward, as well as four sisters: Annie Bell, Oma Lee, Earline and Geraldine, all preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Solora Sain Ward, Black; one son, Danny Ward and one daughter, Shelia Ward, both of Houston, TX; one step son, Royce Yeomans (Sue) and one step daughter, Sylvia Mercer (Richard), all of Black; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends.