SUPPLY, NC/ LEICESTER – Jerry D. Ward, age 72, of Supply, NC formerly of Leicester, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at his home.
Mr. Ward was born July 9, 1945 in Buncombe County to the late Clarence and Jessie Bailey Ward; he was a resident of Buncombe County for most of his life. Jerry was an avid fisherman; loved to garden and loved his dog Bella. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and was known as, “Deddy” by all of his children. Jerry never met a stranger and was always taking care of others. He owned Ward’s Hauling Service. A member of Elk Mountain Baptist Church he had attended Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Supply and was proud to be a child of God. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brothers, David and Bobby Ward; and a sister, Jackie Rayfield.
Surviving are his best friend and wife of 38 years, Diane P. Ward; daughter, Robin Smith and husband, Charles; sons, Jeremy Ward and wife, Shannon, Danny Ward and wife, Ann, and Eddie Cogburn; sister, Marie Roberts; brother, Richard Ward and wife, Judy; a very special aunt, Faye Williams; fourteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other family members and two very special friends, Buford Combs and Roger McDonald.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018 in Ashelawn Gardens of Memory, Asheville. Reverend Michael Woodard will officiate.
West Funeral Home is assisting the family.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Ward’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
Saturday June 30th, 2018
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28787
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So sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your peace and comfort.
Submitted by Revonda Stamey on Jun 29 2018 08:33:34 AM
I was saddened to hear that Jerry passed away.He was a very special nephew, I thought so much of him I enjoyed my visit with him last week , he will be missed With warm thoughts and prayers
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What an amazing person and what a remarkable life.I feel so blessed to have had such a special cousin
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My thoughts are with you during this difficult time of loss.Im praying for peace for you and your family
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Richard and Judy Ward lit a candle on Jun 28 2018 09:29:05 PM
A beloved brother and brother-in-law who will be missed sooo much! Thankful for the years God has blessed him with, and for the wonderful testimony for our Lord!!!
Submitted by Richard and Judy Ward on Jun 28 2018 09:27:02 PM
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