OBITUARY

William "Robert" Ward

February 16, 1928April 8, 2018

William “Robert” Ward, 90, of Ell Street, Greeneville, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at his home.

He retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad after 42 years of service.

Mr. Ward was a member of First Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge #3.

He served with the U.S. Coast Guard for two years.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Linda and Don Kirk; and a son and daughter-in-law: Duane and Sherry Ward.

He was preceded in death by his wife: Faye Norton Ward; parents: Elbert and Annie Crowder Ward; two sisters: Lorie Davis and Hilda Young; two brothers: Warren Ward and Wendell Ward; and a special nephew: W.C. Ward.

The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

A Masonic Service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel followed by the funeral service officiated by Rev. Joey Tillery.

Interment will follow in GreeneLawn Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Danny Lawing, David Pabst, Sonny Drake, Fay Bird, J.C. Jones, Jack Rice, and Jim Gosnell.

Honorary pallbearers are John Cox, Leon Brown, Johnny Swatzell, Ricky Parvin, Royce Peterson, Bill Moncier, and his numerous special friends.

  • FAMILY

  • Linda and Don Kirk, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Duane and Sherry Ward, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Faye Norton Ward, Wife
  • Elbert and Annie Crowder Ward, Parents
  • Lorie Davis, Sister
  • Hilda Young, Sister
  • Warren Ward, Brother
  • Wendell Ward, Brother
  • W.C. Ward, Special Nephew
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Danny Lawing
  • David Pabst
  • Sonny Drake
  • Fay Bird
  • J.C. Jones
  • Jack Rice
  • Jim Gosnell
  • John Cox, Honorary
  • Leon Brown, Honorary
  • Johnny Swatzell, Honorary
  • Ricky Parvin, Honorary
  • Royce Peterson, Honorary
  • Bill Moncier, Honorary
  • His Numerous Special Friends, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Janice Farmer

April 10, 2018

My sweet uncle Robert who enjoyed teasing me so much..we will miss you.love you .till we meet again ..❤️🌺 Janice young farmer

Jeannie Rice

April 10, 2018

We were so sorry to hear about Mr. Robert's passing. He and Granny Faye were good friends of mine for many years. Praying for the family. He was such a fine man and will be missed.

ELAINE DARNELL

April 10, 2018

I KNEW MR. WARD FROM MY WORK WITH PLUS MARK AND HIS WORK WITH THE RAILROAD. HE WAS ONE OF THE NICEST PEOPLE I HAVE EVER WORKED WITH. I ENJOYED TALKING WITH HIM SO MUCH. THE WORLD HAS LOST A VERY GOOD MAN!

Bill Clevenger

April 10, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked for the railroad with Bob , he was a joy to work with and a fine man. I'm praying for the family at this time of sorrow.

Joyce Young

April 10, 2018

My Uncle Robert, the last one left of the siblings. I am so thankful he was able to attend my Mothers funeral (his sister Hilda) 9 months ago and we got pictures of him with the nieces and nephews and Linda and Don. RIP Uncle Robert. I love you.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

William “Robert” Ward, 90, of Ell Street, Greeneville, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at his home.

He retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad after 42 years of service.

Mr. Ward was a member of First Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge #3.

He served with the U.S. Coast Guard for two years.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Linda and Don Kirk; and a son and daughter-in-law: Duane and Sherry Ward.

He was preceded in death by his wife: Faye Norton Ward; parents: Elbert and Annie Crowder Ward; two sisters: Lorie Davis and Hilda Young; two brothers: Warren Ward and Wendell Ward; and a special nephew: W.C. Ward.

The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

A Masonic Service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel followed by the funeral service officiated by Rev. Joey Tillery.

Interment will follow in GreeneLawn Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Danny Lawing, David Pabst, Sonny Drake, Fay Bird, J.C. Jones, Jack Rice, and Jim Gosnell.

Honorary pallbearers are John Cox, Leon Brown, Johnny Swatzell, Ricky Parvin, Royce Peterson, Bill Moncier, and his numerous special friends.