William Oscar ‘Bill’ Ward, 91, Air Force veteran

William Oscar 'Bill' Ward
William Oscar ‘Bill’ Ward

William Oscar “Bill” Ward, 91, retired U.S. Air Force 1968, born to Rosley and Mami Ward in Tyner, North Carolina passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was a resident of Virginia Beach.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life for 62 years, Caroline Justine. Left to treasure his memories are his children, Carroll Rosley Ward, and his wife, Alice, daughters, Mary Ward Foley, and her husband, Tim, Susan Ward Kemper, and her husband, Edward, and Douglas Spontak, and his wife, Diane. Also, Bill’s brother, Douglas Ward, and his wife, Christine, and his sisters, Shelby Green, and her husband, Dan, Jo Ann Lassiter, and her husband, Johnnie, preceded him in death, Bonnie Chappell, husband, Frank, and Patricia Copeland, and her husband, Richard; and a very special nephew, Jackie Ray Ward, and his wife, Marsha. Bill leaves a legacy of 20 very special grandchildren and great-grandchildren, William Patrick Foley, Justine Ward, Shannon Foley Williams, and her husband, Earl, Jonathan Ward, preceded him in death, Elizabeth Kemper, Rosley Ward, and wife, Alexa, Alexandria Ward, Colten Ward, Matthew Kemper, Brandon Spontak, and his wife, Whitney, Dana Spontak, and wife, Tasha, and Kristin Spontak Williams, and her husband, Kyle; and great-grandchildren, Sophia Lynn, Madison Rae and Lillian Grace Donley, Beau Grayson Williams, Baker William Ward, Madilyn and Brynlee Spontak and Kinsley Williams.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at Great Bridge Baptist Church, Chesapeake.

Share online condolences with the family at Cremation Society of Virginia.

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