Obituary and funeral service: William Robert Ward, 90, of Loganville

William Robert Ward age 90, of Loganville, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2020. 

Preceded in death by spouse, Dorothy Olive Ward, (Deceased); son, John Braxton Ward, (Deceased); and grandson, Jacob Joel Cox, (Deceased). Mr. Ward is survived by children, daughter, Sherree Wren and her husband Lee Wren; daughter, Tara Sheehan and her husband Byron Sheehan; and daughter, Risa Cox and her husband Joel Cox; grandchildren, Taryn Evans and her husband Rick Evans, Joshua Cox, and Shana Cox. Mr. Ward is also survived by great-grandchildren, Kinsey Johnson, Preston Johnson, Asher Evans, Rylee Evans, Rylan Evans, Madison Cox, Marissa Cox, and Maliyah Brown. 

Mr. Ward was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina and was living in Loganville, Georgia. Following high school Mr. Ward served in the Marine Corps and then the United States Air Force. In his 25 year military career he served in Korea during the Korean War, Vietnam, and the Philippines along with many domestic locations. Mr. Ward retired from the USAF as a Tech Sgt in 1973. 

Upon retirement Mr. Ward lived in Las Vegas, Nevada for over 30 years. During that time, he attended college, worked in hotel security, owned a restaurant, and a window awning business. While in Las Vegas, he enjoyed owning and riding horses, which earned him the name ‘Cowboy Bill’. 

In 2005 Mr. Ward moved to Georgia to be near his children. He was an avid Braves fan, loved to fish, and enjoyed watching old western movies. He could name the actors and tell you all the westerns they appeared in. Mr. Ward was baptized at Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Mauldin, South Carolina. He read his devotional and scripture every morning and watched Dr. Charles Stanley every Sunday on In Touch. 

Mr. Ward never knew a stranger, could strike up a conversation with anyone and make them laugh. He was so loved by his family and everyone who knew him. He will truly be missed. 

The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel. Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. Please understand that we will be limiting the amount of people at our chapel for visitations and services. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please bring and wear a mask. 

Condolences may be sent or viewed at Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, A Family Company, 3705 Highway 78 West, Snellville, GA 30039 (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Reposted courtesy of Wages Funeral Home.

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