Harry Julian Ward Sr.

October 28, 1929May 12, 2021

Harry Julian Ward, Sr., age 91, of Brunswick and formerly Telfair County, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Southeast Georgia Health Systems Brunswick Campus.

Harry was one of four children born to Walter Lee Ward and Sallie Mae Walden Ward. After he graduated from Lumber City High School, Harry married Ruth Virginia Towns, then enlisted and proudly served as a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force during the Korean conflict. After his honorable discharge, Harry went to work for the Georgia Power Company, moving his family to Glynn County in 1965. He retired from Georgia Power in 1989. Harry was active in his community and was a member of the First Baptist Church, serving as a deacon since 1966, and serving on numerous committees. He was a member and former State President of the Georgia Power Ambassadors and a long-time member of the Helena Lodge #536 F and AM.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Jean Thompson, Ralph W. Ward and Gwendolyn Smith.

Harry is survived by his beloved wife of 71 years, Ruth T. Ward of Brunswick and two sons, H. Julian Ward, Jr. (June) of Statesboro and Walter D. Ward of Brunswick; five grandchildren, Christopher Ward of Decatur, GA., Bradley Ward (Rosanna) of Statesboro, Mallory Ward and Meredith Ward, both of Brunswick and April Wade (Jason) of Savannah; four great-grandchildren, Knox and Emily Ruth Ward of Statesboro and Amelia and Avery Wade of Savannah. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at 4:00 pm in Telfair Memorial Gardens, McRae, GA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brunswick First Baptist Church Missions Fund, 708 Mansfield St., Brunswick.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 15, 2021

  • Interment

    Saturday, May 15, 2021


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Len Strozier

May 15, 2021

Harry was one of the most consistently good men I've ever met. My Life-Vault is filled with Harry/Ruth memories and EVERY memory is filled with a holy, positive, happy influence. I am who I am because of his/her goodness.

I thank God daily for the privilege of being in their circle.

Godspeed my dear "Moses," enjoy your eternal reward.

Kelli Heartsill (Mock)

May 14, 2021

It is with great sadness that I learned of this wonderful man’s passing. He has always been a favorite of mine and was much loved and highly respected by, not only his family, but his church family as well. He was a man of integrity, a great friend to many, including my family and I know has been the most wonderful and loving husband, father and grandfather. Mrs Ruth, Julian and Walter, please know I will always remember him with great fondness. Much love to all of you, Kelli Mock Heartsill ❤️

Dr. Nancy J. Lanier

May 14, 2021

I am sorry to learn of Harry's passing. I remember helping him when he needed a pianist to play for the Jekyll Island Baptist church several years ago. I enjoyed visiting with him and Ruth when I taught here, during the summers, for Georgia Southern University. Not being able to drive, living in a retirement facility, and Covid have hindered me from being able to visit with my friends for several years.
Let me express my sincere sympathy to Ruth, Julian, Walter and all the family. Harry was a devoted husband and father and a dedicated Christian. He will be missed by all those who knew him. Sincerely,
Nancy J. Lanier

Mari Anne Peeples

May 14, 2021

I am so very sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man. I remember him as I was growing up at First Baptist. Mrs. Ward, Julian and Walter (and your families)you are in my thoughts and prayers. Thinking of all of you.

Many Prayers and lots of Love,
Mari Anne Allen Peeples