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William H. (Bill) Ward Jr. - 75 years, of Stickleyville, Va was born on January 9, 1943, and peacefully passed away on September 14, 2018, at Indian Path Hospital. Bill will continue to live in our hearts and be remembered as a caring, kind and entertaining storyteller loved dearly by his family. He shared his faith and positive spirit all the way to the end of his journey of life as his last words before passing were "I am going Home." He passionately operated the salvage yard for the past 41 years and made many friendships with all those who visited. He genuinely enjoyed interacting with people and frequently shared his humor and positive spirit. He was one of a kind. He owned and operated gas stations in Dayton, Ohio while also working at Frigidaire before returning home to Stickleyville in 1973. He loved all types of automobiles, mudbogging, demolition derbies, livestock and farming.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Sudie; his parents William (Bill) Ward Sr. and Elizabeth; son in-law, Bob Parsons; and mother and father in-law Della and Errette Giles. He is survived by his two daughters, Sandra Parsons and Sue (Robert) Young; two sons, Skeeter (Paige) Ward all of Stickleyville and Marty (Kara) Ward of Crozet, Va; grandchildren, Aaron Young, Shelby Ward, Molly Ward, Ellie Ward and Charlie Ward; brothers, Randall (Mary) Ward, Daniel (Cheryl) Ward and Doug (Sue) Ward; uncle, Dennis Million (Jeanette); brother in-laws and sister in-laws Forrest and Peggy Giles and Udell and Lyle Eagle; many nephews and nieces, other relatives and several dear friends that include Archie, Sammy, Frisco, Rex and Michael.
The family will receive friends from 6 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, September 18 at Province Funeral Home in Pennington Gap. The funeral service will immediately follow the visitation and will be conducted by Pastor Mark Tabor. Graveside service will be at 11 am on Wednesday, September 19 at the Ward’s Cemetery in Stickleyville, Va. Those attending the graveside service are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 10 am.