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William "W.J." Word

W.J. Word passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 at Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center at Lourdes.  Mr. Word was a lifelong resident of Paducah.  He worked as a farmer in his early years and then started a distributorship for Tom's Snack Foods.  He received many awards for best salesman and best distributor.  After 60 plus years, he finally retired and was missed and remembered by many of his customers.

Mr. Word leaves behind his wife of 67 years, Norma Jean Word.  He leaves his son Michael  Word (Peggy) and his daughter Mickey Ellis (Word).  He will be deeply missed by his four grandchildren: Anna Michae Word, Kelly Jean McMahon (Alec), Noah Ellis and Mary-Kate Ellis.

He was preceded in death by his parents Florence and Bryant Word, his brother Morris Word and his sister Auneen Sanderson.

W.J. was a long time member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.  He was a life long member of the Knights of Columbus, and a Fourth Degree Grand Knight.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 28, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. followed by a funeral mass celebrated by Father Bruce McCarty.  Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements will be handled by Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, located at 116 S. 6th St., Paducah, KY  42001.

--Obituary submitted by family


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Dear Family & Friends of WJ Word,
May every consolation and blessing be granted to each of you in your deep sorrow. My condolences and sincere sympathy, David 'Herb' Estes

David 'Herb' Estes Mar 30 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for the loss the Word family. A great family and a great man.

Philip and Melody Hayden Mar 29 2018 12:00 AM

Mike and Family- So sorry for your loss of your Dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. May he rest in peace.

David and Marian Housholder Mar 29 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to learn of your father's passing. I have known him for many years and he was a great man. He was very proud of his family. He certainly will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

Patricia Weisenberger Mar 28 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers

Tyanna Austin Mar 28 2018 12:00 AM

Mrs. Peggy and Mike,
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Words passing. He was such a gentleman. Always enjoyed seeing him every time he delivered at KCs. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time

Vanceboro,NC Mar 27 2018 12:00 AM

MIKE AND PEGGY I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. W.J. WAS A GREAT MAN. MIKE AS LONG AS YOU ARE LIVING YOUR DAD WILL NEVER DIE. I LOVE TALKING TO BOTH OF YOU. PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY

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