Paul Edward Ward Sr., 89, of Apple Grove, W.Va., died on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Mr. Ward was a self-made man who worked for the WPA during his early years. He was the owner/operator of Ward’s Donut Shop for 53 years. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army earning five battle stars, a member of the Masonic Lodge 53, The Shriners, VFW 1064, American Legion Post 16, Kentucky Colonel, Elks Club and Odd Fellows. He was also a former member of Huntington City Council.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor Doug Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, OH. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 6-8 at the mortuary.
Paul was born on December 21, 1922 in Logan County, a son of the late Thomas and Louevennie Pulley Ward.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Thomas and William Ward; and sister, Helen Ward Eller.
He is survived by his wife, Marion Maxine Merryman Ward; a son, Paul (Haru) Ward Jr. of Ona; and a daughter, Sondra (Paul) Lowe of Huntington; grandchildren, Chiemi (John) McKenna, Roger Keishu Ward, Paul “Duke” (Tamara) Lowe, and Jerry Alan (Tommie) Lowe; half sister, Elsie Noe; nine great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and a host of cousins and extended family.
Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.beardmortuary.com