Ralph Ward, 72, of Craigsville, WV passed away on
Sunday, January 15, 2017 in the Summersville Regional
Medical Center. Born July 8, 1944 at Matewan, he was a
son of the late Merle and Lillian Dotson Ward. He was
also preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Mae Taylor
Ward, grandson, Matthias E. Boggs, II, sister, Brenda
Sue Ward, and his infant brother, Douglas Ward.
He was a retired employee of Chrysler Corporation
with 30 years of service, was a loving husband, father,
grandfather, and brother. He was an avid card player
and bowler and he loved the outdoors.
Survivors include three daughters, Tammie and her
husband, David Madden of Kent, OH, Donna and her
husband, Michael McCain of Salem, OH, and Shawna
Foster and fiancé Bill Huffman of Craigsville; five
grandchildren, Kyle Madden, Samantha Foster, Alex
Foster, David Boggs and D. J. Madden; one great
grandchild, Hannah Madden; brothers, Alvin (Marion J.)
Ward, Marvin (Karen) Ward, David Lee (Susie) Ward and
Karl (Dixie) Ward.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in the White Funeral
Home at Summersville with Pastor Dana Gatewood
officiating. Interment will follow in the Walker Memorial
Park at Summersville.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday
from 11:00 a.m. until time of services.
Condolences may be sent to the family at