William D. "Bill" Ward, 69, of Lake City, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.
Born February 15, 1944 in Victoria, Tx., to the late William Owen Ward and Thelma Jo Longmire. He graduated from Columbia High School in 1962, was general manager at Concord/ Champion Homes for many years and then retired from Occidental Chemical Company. He loved fishing and spending time at his river place on the Suwannee River.
He was preceded in death by is grandson Riley Christian Ward.
Survivors include three sons; James "Jim" Harold (Jessica) Ward, of Eastpoint, Fl., Gregory Slade (Michele) Ward, of Lake City, Fl., and Dean Alexander (Glenda Faye Kirby) Ward of Ft. White, Fl., one daughter; Amy Jo (Ben) Watson, of High Springs, Fl., one brother; Randy Ward (Sonya) of Houston, Tx., sister; Donna Ward Cook, Whitehouse, Tx., sister-in-law; Rosy Gottschalk, of Lake City, Fl., grandchildren; Jimmy Blakely, Dillan Ward, Lauren Ward, all of Lake City, Fl., Benjamin Watson and Sarah Watson, of High Springs.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2013 in the chapel of Gateway Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Luke officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in his memory be made to Suwannee Valley Care Center (Haven Hospice) at 6037 U.S. Hwy 90 West, Lake City, Fl., 32055 Arrangements are under the direction of
GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City, Fl., 32025 (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of love and comfort for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.com