William "Bill" Ward Wathen

January 6, 1934 - October 24, 2021

William “Bill” Ward Wathen, 87, of Whitesville, died at Beaver Dam Nursing and Rehab on Sunday, October 24, 2021. Bill was born in Daviess County, Kentucky on January 6, 1934, to the late Lushion and Vertie Mae Ward Wathen. Bill retired from Green River Steel where he worked as an electrician.
In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean, a son, Clay Wathen, daughter, Renetta Gardner and his siblings, Louise Brooks, Luke Wathen and Joe Wathen.
He is survived by his children, Doug (Norma) Wathen of Melbourne FL, Lisa (Andrew) Tate of Whitesville and Holly (Joe) Thompson of Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren, Nathan Meredith, Stephanie Brand, Brian Wathen, Zachary Thompson, McKayla Thompson, McKenzie Thompson, Shelby Wathen and Kelsey Thompson; and 3 great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at Cecil Funeral Home on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday. October 29, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 30 after 9:00 a.m.