Ward A. Tierney, Jr.

Ward “Wally” A. Tierney, Jr., age 71, of Sullivan, MO, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Meramec Nursing Center in Sullivan.

Wally was born on September 23, 1947 in Ironton, MO, to the late Ward A. Sr. and Velma E. Tierney. He grew up and attended school in De Soto, MO and graduated high school in 1965.  Wally attended college at Missouri State and graduated in 1976. He met Marsha Noland during his college years and they were united in marriage on August 12, 1978, in Springfield, MO.  They were blessed with two children, Katie and Conor.  After living in Springfield for a brief time, the Tierneys moved to Sullivan in 1979 to raise their family. Wally was employed by Ditch Witch, Associate Crafts and then Automatic Fire Control. In 1993, Wally purchased the Automatic Fire Control.  

Wally was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and was active in Grace United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing and watching his son, Conor, play football. Wally also enjoyed visiting with people and loved time spent with his grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his family and friends.

Wally is survived by his wife of forty years, Marsha A. (Noland) Tierney of Sullivan; two children, Lauren Kathleen Tierney-Fort and husband, Richard, of O’Fallon, MO, and Conor Noland Tierney and wife, Angela, of Sullivan, MO; one brother, Wade Tierney and wife, Kimberly, of Sullivan, MO; three grandchildren, Rory Tierney, Carmen Fort, and Miles Fort; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ward A. Sr. and Velma E. (Oliver) Tierney.

Visitation was held from 3-8 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2019 at Grace United Methodist Church in Sullivan.

Funeral Services were conducted 11 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Grace United Methodist Church, with Pastors Nancy Dunlap and Donna Schofield-Dolle as the officiants.  Cremation took place after the service.

If desired, Memorial Contributions, may be given to a Ministry of one’s choice, through Grace United Methodist Church.

Friends may send online condolences to the family of Mr. Tierney at www.eatonfuneralhome.com.

All arrangements are under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan, MO.

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