Michael 'Keith' Ward
Michael "Keith" Ward, age 49, of Cool Ridge, WV, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley after a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer.
Born on February 14, 1970 in Beckley, he is survived by his parents, Michael and Sherian Meadows Ward.
Others left to cherish his memories are the love of his life, Debbie; son, Jacob Ward of Beckley; daughter, Chelsea Carswell and her husband, Bobby, and grandson, Dean of NC, and two special boys he was dad to that he and Debbie love, Legend and Kayden.
Keith leaves behind his best friend and sister, Susan Moody and her fiancé, Nelson, and nephew, Grayson. Also left are numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and so many friends. He never met a stranger and was generous to a fault. His loyal pets: dogs, Charlie and Pixie and his kitties gave him much comfort during his illness.
A 1988 graduate of Shady Spring High School, Keith loved family, hot dog roasts and ATV trail riding. He was an expert at rebuilding his Jeep, Blazer and trucks to suit his needs. He was a true lover of life and he is so very loved and so very missed.
The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to special friend and caregiver, Chassity, and to the excellent staff and volunteers at Bowers Hospice House.
Services to celebrate his life will be held at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley at noon on Friday, October 4, 2019 with Pastor Gary Ickes officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 11 AM until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Graveside rites and burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Private online condolences, floral tributes and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net.
Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 S Kanawha St, Beckley, WV.
Published on October 1, 2019


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Patricia Plumley and Joseph Bragg
Oct 04, 2019
You was a very sweet guy. We had saw you sometime back. You told me and Joe that you was sick. May God comfort the whole family during this time of loss. God Bless you all. You was a good friend. Love and Prayers
Johnny Forren
Oct 03, 2019
Rip brother u will b mossed
Kenneth Corcoran
Oct 02, 2019
Fly high Beefer
Jason Atwell
Oct 02, 2019
Love you Keith you was one special friend you showed me a lot about vehicles and you helped me a whole lot with them I'm truly going to miss you a whole lot God bless you
Aunt Geraldine Banks
Oct 02, 2019
Dear Family,
Keith was so dear to us. My sons loved him as a brother. Many times they have told stories of the fun times they had together as young boys. Lots and lots of laughter ensued after most of the stories. But what we all marveled at and still do, was, his advocate for life, not just human life, but he had a passion for all living things, no matter, bug or beast; it had it's purpose here and it wasn't up to anyone to defile it. He took kindness and concern to a whole new level, he was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. One had only to look at his facebook page to read the concern of his failing health and all the wonderful words his friends had to say about h
...im before and after his passing.
We will miss you Keith, but are overjoyed that when you left the confines of this troubled world, you were able to open your eyes to the sweet face of Jesus.
Uncle Jerry, Aunt Geraldine, Jamie and Family, Jack and Family
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Ann Marlowe
Oct 01, 2019
I was so happy the last time we saw each other. I will never forget the big smile on your face! I will always love you and will miss you so much!