ROCK HILL – Dr. William Brien Ward, Jr., 90, of Rock Hill went to be with Jesus on June 23, 2017.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Westminster Presbyterian Church on 1330 India Hook Road, followed by a receiving of friends in the Anne Sanford Parlor.

Dr. Ward was born in Rock Hill and was the son of the late Dr. William Brien Ward, Sr and Etta Vaughn Ward. He was a graduate of Winthrop Training School, received his Bachelor’s Degree from Clemson Agricultural College, and his Medical Degree from the Medical University of SC. He served in the US Navy Medical Core for three years, was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, and served on the Board at Westminster Towers. He practiced Radiology at Rock Hill Radiology Associates for 35 years, was a member of the American College of Radiology, the York County Medical Society, and the South Carolina Medical Association.

Jack, as he was affectionately called, loved Jesus, his family, hunting, fishing, gardening, and camping. His greatest joy was telling everyone he knew or met about his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was instrumental in sending a Jesus video to each home in SC with Campus Crusade for Christ.

In addition to his parents, Dr. Ward was preceded in death by his sister, Juliet Brice of Rock Hill. Dr. Ward is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dicksie Mims Ward of Rock Hill;  daughters,  Dicksie Mims Ward of Lexington, KY; Evelyn Ward Gaddis and husband, Ben, of Clemson, SC; Mary Elizabeth Ward of Seneca, SC and; his son, William Brien Ward III and wife, Sloan, of Raleigh, NC; his brothers, Dr. Bob (Teeny) Ward of Rock Hill; Dr. Tommy Ward and wife, Kaye, of Roanoke, Va; Dr. Johnny L. Ward and wife, Nini, of Columbia, SC; his sisters, Jane Ward and husband, Dr. Harry Gregorie, of Charleston; SC, Mary Ward and husband, Jimmy Maners of Rock Hill and Ann Ward and husband, Dr. Billy Houck, of Florence, SC; his 5 grandchildren, Caroline, William, Emily, and  Mary Evelyn Gaddis of Clemson, SC, and Charlotte Ward of Raleigh, NC and his brother-in-law, Harry McCullough Mims, Jr. and his wife, Barbara of Orangeburg, SC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Tribble Center,116 South Cove Road, Seneca, SC 29672 where daughter Mary now resides, or to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 India Hook Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

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