David B. Ward


CLINTON — David B. Ward, 61, of Clinton, passed away at 11:43 p.m. on June 27, 2019, at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.

A time to celebrate David’s life will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. on July 3, 2019, at 2 Doors Down, Clinton. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with cremation rites.

Memorials may be directed to Vespasian Warner Library or Second Chance for Pets pet adoption.

David was born on October 19, 1957, in Clinton, the son of William “Bill” and Marcile Ann (Johns) Ward. He married Shelley Willoughby on February 17, 1979, the mother of their children, Lucas D. (Pam) Ward, Trinity, Fla. and Lindsey M (John Williams) Ward, Clinton. He later married Janet L. Gregory on April 24, 1993, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. She resides in Clinton.

Also surviving are his five grandsons, Jeffrey, Dylan, Owen Ward; Logan Ward; and Toby Williams, siblings, Susan (Richard) Whitver, Chenoa, Ill.; Joan (Elston E.) Mitchell, Bloomington; William L. (Darlene) Ward, Goose Creek, S.C.; Christopher (Tanya) Ward, Clinton; Mary Kay Ward, Clinton.

David was preceded in death by his parents.

David was the maintenance supervisor for the Vespasian Warner Library. He also was a talented carpenter, who had worked for various contractors in the area. He was a proud member of the N.R.A, who enjoyed hunting, golfing and just being in nature.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the Warner Hospital, Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, and their staffs for the wonderful compassion and care David received during his time there.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com