Billy Ward

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. — Billy Wes Ward, 79, died Dec. 30, 2019, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Born July 14, 1940, in Portageville, son of the late Pauline Cook Ward and Norvil Ward, he attended the First United Methodist Church in Portageville.

On Jan. 15, 1960, in Flint, Mich., he married Carol Hutchison, who preceded him in death on March 4, 2018.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Gary Ward and Larry Ward; and one great-grandchild.

Survivors include: two children, Laurie Ward Kuhl (Scott) of Saginaw, Mich., and Billy Ward (Penny) of Scott City; one brother, Norvil Ward of Steele; and eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Portageville with the Rev. Barron Willer officiating.

Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery.