Ward, Billy Bennett

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Billy Bennett Ward, 80, of Dublin, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He was a member of Mountain View United Methodist Church and retired plant manager with Burlington Industries. He was born in West Virginia, the son of the late Leon and Eva Pauline Ward, and received his accounting degree from Concord College.


Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Shirley Milton Ward; step-children, Steven Todd Harrison, Paula Smith and her husband Mark, and Teresa Young, all of Dublin, and Debra H. Linkous of Christiansburg; grandchildren, Kimberly Dawn (Nathan) Rush, Melissa Burton Smith and Tiffany Linkous; seven great-grandchildren; and special canine companions, Benji and Nicky.

The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, April 10 at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Memorial services followed with Rev. Paige Wimberly officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Cincinnati Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229.

The Ward family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.