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Ronald Lee Ward

Ronald Lee Ward, 72 of Waverly, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2023 at his residence.  He was born on October 19, 1951 to the late Ted Ward and Ilene Foster Ward.  On August 21, 1999 he was united in marriage to Joan Evans Ward.  In addition to his wife, Ronald is survived by his children; Melissa Ward of Columbus and her children, Alissa, Larry and Joshua; Ron (Shawna) Ward, Jr. of New Mexico and their children, Lindsay, J.T. and Jacob; Theresa (Chris) Baird of Salesville, Ohio and their children, Hannah and Sierra; William (Trisha) Ward of Waverly and their children, Koltyn, Katelynn, Teslia and Tommy; Toni (Kaleb) Blair of Waverly and their children, Alexis and Molley; Jason (Sherry) Sherrick and their son, Jacob; and Jeremy Sherrick and his son Mason; and one brother, Joe (Karen) Ward of Minford.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Wallace Ward; a grandson, Brayden Leaker; and a great-granddaughter, Royalty Artis.

Ron founded his contracting company Ron Ward Contracting, where he was the owner for over 35 years.  He built many homes with the firm belief, “Anyone can build a house but he built homes.” He was very well liked and respected by all who knew him. Ron attended Pleasant Valley Church and was a Sunday School teacher and superintendent at Stockdale Baptist where he enjoyed playing the guitar.

The family would like to thank NCR Hospice for their care and generosity.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at Botkin Hornback Funeral Home in Waverly with Rusty Remington officiating.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Union Cemetery on Denver Rd in Waverly.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.


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