William R Ward Jr

January 28, 1943 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 79)


William Randall Ward, Jr., 79, of Vinton passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022. He was predeceased by his parents, William Randall Ward, Sr. and Bernice Bryant Ward, and wife, Diane Barbour Ward.

He is survived by his best friend and companion, Martha Robinson; sons, Randy Ward (Jaclyn) of Hillsville, Va., Russ Ward of Charlotte, N.C., and Jason Dooley (Barbera) of North Potomac, Md.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and his good friend, Carolyn Ward.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at the Lotz Funeral Home Chapel in Vinton with Rev. Jeff Gardner officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, April 4, 2022 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the funeral home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at

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April 4, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lotz Funeral Home Vinton
305 E. Washington Ave
Vinton, VA 24179

April 5, 2022

2:00 PM to TBD
Lotz Funeral Home Vinton
305 E. Washington Ave
Vinton, VA 24179


Mountain View Cemetery
Mountain View Road
Vinton, VA 24179

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