Douglas "Doug" E. Ward

June 29, 1949 - August 16, 2020

Douglas “Doug” E. Ward, age 71, of West Union, Ohio, died Sunday August 16, 2020 at his residence. He was born June 28, 1949 in Blue Creek.  He was preceded in death by parents, Ivan Hoe Ward and Myrtle Mae Donley and one sister Lucille Wright.

Doug is survived by wife, Wilma Ward of West Union; two sons: Terry Ward (Candie) of Peebles and Brian Ward of Manchester; one daughter, Amber Ward Richards (Dan) of Dayton; ten grandchildren: Tyler, Travis, and Charlie Ward of Peebles, Landon Maines, Draven, Braxton, and Raelynn Ward of Winchester and Christian, Aiden and Berlin Richards of Dayton; two great-grandchildren: Sophie and Sawyer Ward of Peebles; four brothers: Melvin Ward (Juanita) of Blue Creek, Ivan Wayne Ward of West Union, Shannon Ward (Francis) of Eckmansville and Roger Ward (Betty) of Winchester; five sisters: Francis Williams of Cedar Mills, Barbara Harris of Texas, Bonnie Bradford of West Union, Brenda Riddle (Roy) of Vanceburg, Kentucky and Brenda McKinzie (Gary) of Ripley and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends including special hunting friends.

He was a dedicated husband, loving father, adoring grandfather and great friend. He spent many years working two jobs as a custodian and milk delivery driver, and in his spare time he enjoyed reading and hunting with his dogs and socializing with friends but above all he loved his family.

Memorial donations can be made to:

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated, P.O. Box 5, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The public visitation is 12 – 2 PM Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union.

The public funeral is at 2 PM Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union.  Interment is at West Union Cemetery

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated of West Union is serving the family.



Phillip and Vicki Rhonemus - Aug 31, 2020
Dear Ward Family, Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Pretty much the entire Ward family went to school with me at Tiffin and West Union. Brenda was in my class. Again, praying for each of you. Sincerely,
Shawna Blevins Sollars - Aug 19, 2020
My prayers and thoughts go out to Aunt Wilma and children and grand Children. Wish i could come be with ya'll. Ecclesiastes 3:4 'A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,'