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William Wayne "Bill" Ward

April 6, 1967 ~ September 4, 2018 (age 51)
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WILLIAM WAYNE “BILL” WARD, age 51, of Clarksville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 11:35 a.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

He was born on April 6, 1967 in Fayette County to Arnold and Patricia Watson Ward-Selig. He was a 1985 graduate of Miami Trace High School and had attended Laurel Oaks where he studied mechanics. After high school, Bill graduated from The Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy. Bill proudly served his country in the US Air Force. He was a State Trooper for The Ohio State Highway Patrol for almost twenty-five years until his retirement on September 1, 2018. Bill was a loving and devoted son, husband, father, and brother. He enjoyed camping with his family, remodeling, working in the yard, and loved his dogs.

Bill was preceded in death by his father; grandmother, Marguerite Tetlow; and grandparents, Grover and Helen Watson, and George and Madeline Sever.

Survivors include his mother; his father, Mike Selig; his wife, Dawn Elaine Diemer Ward, whom he married on May 26, 2007; children, Matthew Smith, twin daughters, Olivia and Madalyn Ward; special niece, Elizabeth Diemer; and siblings, Eddie (Debbie) Ward, Steve (Carolyn) Ward, Teresa “Tree” (Chad) Noel, Beth Ward-Lewis, Jackie (Chris) Robinson, Chris Ward, and Vickie (Casey) Kuhn. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Fellowship of Praise Church, 8625 US Highway 22 and 3, Clarksville, OH 45113, with burial to follow at the Clarksville Cemetery. Family and friends may visit at the church on Sunday afternoon from 3-7:00 p.m. and again on Monday morning from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Summers Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to


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