OBITUARY

Kerry Bruce Ward

February 5, 1957September 3, 2021

Kerry Bruce Ward passed away Friday, September 3, 2021 at the age of 64. Bruce was a lifelong resident of Greensboro, NC and son of the late Carlton and Elsie Ward. Surviving are two children, Jon Robert Ward (Brittany) of Pasadena, MD and Keri Leigh Ward Taylor (Bruce) of Rockwell, NC, sister, Carol Denise Ward Parker (Michael) of Carthage, NC and three grandchildren.

Bruce was a graduate of Ragsdale High School in Jamestown, NC. Shortly after getting his driver’s license, he became a high school bus driver for Ragsdale, while still a high school student himself. Following graduation he worked as a local truck driver, most memorable to him was working for Mason Dixon Lines. He will be best remembered for his career at Ward’s Awning Company, where as a co-owner, he managed the business finances as well as customer estimates and installation. His ability to control a tape measure was amazing and he truly knew everything about the awning business.

His favorite hobby, which he enjoyed most of his adult life, was shooting skeet. In his 30s and 40s, he shot recreational skeet most weekends at the Carolina Clay Target Club near the Greensboro airport where he was an active member before its closure. In recent years, he shot skeet recreationally at Rockingham County Gun Club and participated as a referee in local registered shoots. He loved the sport and took pride in his integrity as a referee.

Relatives and friends will gather at Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home, 515 N Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401, on Thursday, September 16, from 6 – 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bruce’s memory to St. Jude’s Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/. Online condolences may be offered at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Carlton Deese & Elsie Mae Glance Ward, Parents (deceased)
  • Jon Robert Ward & wife Brittany, Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Keri Leigh Ward Taylor & husband Bruce, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Carol Denise Ward Parker & husband Michael, Sister & Brother-in-law
  • Also surviving are three grandchildren.

Services

  • A Gathering of Family and Friends

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

Memories

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Paul Hammer

September 15, 2021

I'm so sorry hearing about this. Kerry and I have been friends for over 20 years. My special conddolences to all his and Sheryls family...

Dan Sumner

September 13, 2021

Bruce was a true gentleman. He was so very kind to help me and share with me his vast knowledge of skeet shooting. I truly enjoyed shooting with him but I personally was most fond of listening to his stories. I’m going to miss him.
Prayers to his family!!

Carole Ward

September 8, 2021

My loving husband Randy was Bruce's uncle and they were very close. Randy always had fun stories to share with me about Bruce and other family members.
Bruce and I stayed in touch over the years by phone and email sharing laughs and stories about our lives.
I prayed to my sweet Randy to please greet Bruce and welcome him into heaven along with Bruce's loving mom and dad and grandparents! What a reunion it must be!
Dear Lord, we trust in your forgiveness everlasting redemption and love for Bruce. ❤
Carole

Ben Smith

September 7, 2021

I am truly saddened by the tragic loss of an old friend. I pray that Bruce is at peace and offer my condolences to both families who have lost loved ones.

Russell Bingham

September 6, 2021

Bruce pulled many a target for me over the years but more important was being my friend. Will miss you old buddy.
Russell

Jo Robintte

September 5, 2021

Prayers for Bruce as he enters his eternal life. Please pray for forgiveness for Bruce so that he will be reunited in heaven with our family who have gone before him. Please pray for our family as we grieve the passing of Bruce & Sheryl. Jo Ward Robinette, aunt ❤️