William "Bill" Dorris Ward

Monday, August 24, 2015
William "Bill" Ward

William "Bill" Dorris Ward, 74, of Rector, Ark., passed away Friday, August 14, 2015 in Kokomo, Ind., at his sister's home. Mr. Ward was born Tuesday, September 24, 1940, in Armorel, Ark., to the late Woodson Dorris Ward and Beatrice (McDaniel) Ward. On Monday, Dec. 26, 1960, he was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Masterson in Rector.

Mr. Ward was a veteran of the United States Army.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ward of the home; three sons, William Ward of Rector, Greg Ward and wife Michelle of Rector and Derick Ward and wife Bethany of Clinton, Mo.; one daughter, Shelly Crane and husband Scott of Rector; four brothers, Gary Ward of Fredericktown, Mo., Leroy Ward of Rector and Rodney Ward of Virginia; three sisters, Lou Bradley of Kokomo, Ind., Joan Ennis of Kokomo, Ind. and Dian Eddings of Paragould; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.