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Schuylkill County Obituaries

Darrell Lee “Buttsy” Ward, 67 – Deep Thinker

Darrell Lee “Buttsy” Ward, 67 of Pottsville, died Friday Oct 15.

He was born July 8, 1954 in Pottsville. He was a son of the late Dale Ward and Carolyn Mager Ward Falls.

He was a 1974 graduate of Pottsville Area High School.

He worked for the East Penn Manufacturing.

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Darrell was a free spirited, fun loving, and kind father and grandfather. He enjoyed gardening, pets, antiques, cars and music. Darrell was a deep thinker on the mysteries of life and the supernatural.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dann Ward and niece Heather Lewis.

Surviving are his wife, Laurie Naffin Ward; children, Danielle Major and her husband Matt, Dana Ward, and Dylan Ward and his companion Amanda Ecklund; 5 grandchildren, Taylor, Jada, Bella, Jason and Josie; as well as step-children; siblings, Dale Ward and his wife, Kathie, Dennis Ward and his wife Laurie; Dana Ward Lewis and her husband Robert; Matthew Ward and his wife Stefani; step-parents, Ralph Falls and Sheryl Ward; step-siblings; former wife, Barbara Ward; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There will be no services. Arrangements are under the care of James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville.

Please share your memories and condolences with Buttsy’s family by signing the guest book at

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