William Ensil “Bill” Ward, age 102, of Eatonton, GA, died on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Piedmont Athens Regional. Born in Crisp County near Cordele, GA, on November 8, 1919, he was one of seven children born to the late Julius Bell Ward and Maggie Eugenia Sargent Ward, all of whom predeceased him. He grew up on a farm and attended elementary school in the Tremont Community of Crisp County and graduated from Wilcox County High School in Pitts, GA. He served his country with honor during WWII in the United States Navy while stationed in Hawaii. On July 7, 1940 he married Lucille Masters who preceded him in death. Mr. Ward ran a successful construction company, W. E. Ward Construction Company, building custom homes for over thirty years. After retiring he moved to Lake Oconee in Eatonton, GA where he has lived for the last twenty-five years. He loved to garden, especially growing tomatoes that he shared with family and friends. He also enjoyed fishing and had it down to a science and fished for crappie year-round. He was an active member of Walker United Methodist Church in Greensboro.