William “Bill” Sheward, 56, of Rarden Township in Scioto County, Ohio, formerly of Athens, died Saturday, March 9, 2013 at home. He was born July 4, 1956 in Columbus. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee and Donna Jean (Standall) Sheward, and first wife, Charlotte Sheward.
He is survived by wife, Debbie (Fultz) Sheward of Rarden Township; two sons, Billy (Deanna) Sheward and Robby Slone, both of Columbus; daughter, Tonya (Ernie) Burchwell of Millfield; three stepsons: Donald Harless of Columbus, James (Ashley) Snyder and C.J. (Heather) Snyder, both of Rarden Township; four brothers: Fred (Sondra) Sheward of Marysville, Gene (Diane) Sheward of Springfield, Paul (Cathy Jo) Sheward of Bucyrus, and Bobby (Sue) Sheward of Nelsonville; and many grandchildren, step grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
He was a contractor for Bellisio Foods in Jackson. He was a self-employed contractor in Columbus for 25 years.
Memorial donations may be made to Lafferty Funeral Home, Inc., 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.
The funeral service is Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Hoffer Hill Community Church on Adkins Hoffer Hill Road in Rarden Township.
Pastor John Spires will officiate.
The visitation is from 12 until 2 p.m.
The interment is at New Hoffer Hill Cemetery on Adkins Hoffer Hill Road in Rarden Township.
Lafferty Funeral Home of West Union is serving the family.