Lloyd Eldridge
Lloyd Eldridge "Slick" Ward, 68 of Richmond, VA passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018 in Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Midlothian, VA with his daughter and sister by his side.
Born December 30, 1949 in Beckley, he was the son of the late Walter Eldridge and Edith Surface Ward.
Slick graduated from Collins High School in Oak Hill, WV in 1967. He graduated from Concord College with a BS in Education where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He also received a BA in Human Resources Administration from St. Leo College, Fort Lee, VA.
Slick's federal career began when he was drafted into the United States Army. After an Honorable Discharge as an Operating Room Technician, he joined the Civil Service roles first as Military Personnel Clerk at MILPERCEN. He then became the manager of the Officer Personnel Utilization Computer Team. He accepted a Supervisory Computer Specialist position as the Department of the Army Movements Management System Team Chief in the Directorate for Field Systems. During his service as Team Chief, he was in charge of various functions in the Movements Management, Highway Regulations/Convoy Operations and Communications Integration which required him to travel to various stations throughout the world. He then became Directorate for Management Operations, Technical Operations Division. He served in this position until his retirement.
After retiring, Slick spent his time traveling and supporting his grandchildren. He sat in many bleachers at baseball, basketball, and soccer games, as well as auditoriums watching dance recitals, and restaurant tables for birthday dinners. They truly were the lights of his life and his presence will be greatly missed.
Slick was preceded in death by his parents, as well as maternal and paternal grandparents, aunt and uncles.
Those left to cherish his memories are his daughter, Chelsea and her husband John Paul Piedra of Danville, VA; his grandchildren, Zachary, Joshua, and Elena. His sister Lori Ward and her fiance, Jon Braenovich of Fayetteville. Also surviving are several cousins and special friends, Kathy, Brenda, Jimmy and Stephanie.
Slick was an avid Mountaineer fan and will be laid to rest in blue and gold.
Services will be Thursday, September 6 at 1:00 PM at Tyree Funeral Home Chapel in Oak Hill with visitation one hour prior to service. Rev. Greg Swisher will officiate. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park next to his parents. There will be a celebration of his Life on Friday evening, September 14 at his home in Richmond for his Virgina friends and family.
Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV
Published on September 4, 2018


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