Billy Dean Ward, age 65 of Vilas, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Watauga County, and the son of Juanita Eggers Ward and the late Clint Ward. Billy enjoyed motorcycles and horses. Anything fast. But his love for his family and grandchildren was never ending.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Karen J. and Deborah S. Ward.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Marcy Edmisten and Jonathan of Millers Creek; one sister, Patricia Bruce and husband Everette; two grandchildren, Mackenzie and Colton; niece, Tabitha Richards and husband Toby; great niece and nephew, Zachary and Hailey.

Funeral services for Billy Dean Ward will be conducted Friday evening, February 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 p.m. until the service time. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. in the Millsaps Cemetery.

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