In loving memory of

Billy F. Ward
April 4, 1952 - January 6, 2022

Billy F. Ward
Canton - Billy F. Ward, 69, of Canton, passed away at 11:10 pm, Thursday, January 6, 2022 at the Graham Hospital in Canton. He was born on April 4, 1952 in Peoria to Sherman and Bonita (Jones) Ward. They preceded him in death along with one sister Karen Ward.
Surviving are four children; Brandon Bell, Billy Ward, Amanda Ward and Maria Ward, four brothers; Tom Ward, Don Ward, Dave Ward, Sean Ward, three sisters; Ruthie A. Ward, Bonnie (Steve) Short and Debra (Kim) Wiese and several grandchildren.
Billy was an over the road truck driver for Poole and G&D. He had a love for music and was a professional drummer and many bands wanted him to play for them. He believed and confessed Jesus Christ as his Savior and is now in his Saviors arms.
Cremation rites have been accorded and a private service will take place at a later date. Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory are in charge of arrangements. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society. To leave online condolences please visit


Sherry whiteman wrote on Sep 23, 2022:

"He would sing my song to me every time he seen me sherry baby he was lots of fun and loved his music I will miss you fly high my friend love u sherry baby"

Janet Edmonds wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"Offering my condolences and prayers to the family,As you take each day one step at a time and hold on to those loving memories of Billy . May God grant you strength to see each day through.2 Corinthians 4:7"

Becci wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"We will miss you Billy!! Even though we didn?t talk as much as we used to we?ve never broken that bond. Tell Karen and everyone hi and give them hugs for me. You are singing our song with the angels now and I know how perfect it sounds. You will always have a place in my heart! ??"