Roy Edward Ward, 61, of Bonnie, died 9:15 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2014, at Hamilton County Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.
He was born Thursday, Feb. 5, 1953, in Haskell, Okla., the son of William Newton and Flossie Jewel (Evans) Ward.
Roy is survived by a daughter, Jessica Wright and husband Ryan of Mt. Vernon; a grandson, Collin Wright of Mt. Vernon; a granddaughter, Aubree Wright of Mt. Vernon; three brothers, Arliss Ward of Tulsa, Okla., W.C. Ward and wife Donna of Sand Springs, Okla., and Ray Ward of Missouri; a sister, Marie Harvey of Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Maydell Turner.
Roy was an independent rural delivery driver for the local newspapers including the Mt. Vernon Register-News and the Morning Sentinel. He loved fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and was a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. He will be cremated following the visitation. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Ward family. Please make checks payable to Jessica Wright and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.