OBITUARY

Howard T. Ward Sr.

January 4, 1935January 8, 2019
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Mr. Howard Taft Ward Sr., 84 of Lenoir, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson.

Howard was born on January 4, 1935 in Watauga County to the late Johnny Marshall and Icie Annabelle Tester Ward.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sue Wilson Ward; sons, Jimmy Dale Ward and Tommy Lee Ward; brothers, Robert and Bynum Ward; and sister, Bernice Mast.

Those left to cherish his memory include sons, Howard Taft Ward Jr. and Johnny Marshall Ward; daughter, Deborah Elaine Ward Harris; sisters, Pauletta Greene and Katie Watson; grandchildren, Howard Allen “Snooter” Jestes, Jonathan Howard Ward, Thomas Ward, and Leigh-Anna Ward; and great-grandchildren, Tagan Jestes, Kyra Jestes, and Atlas Storm Ward.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00pm on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Pendry’s Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Carol Maltba officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00am to 12:00pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Words of comfort may be expressed at Pendrysfuneralhome.com

Pendry’s Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Howard Taft Ward Sr.

  • FAMILY

  • Johnny Marshall Ward, Father
  • Icie Annabelle Ward, Mother
  • Betty Sue Ward, Wife
  • Howard Taft Ward Jr., Son
  • Johnny Marshall Ward, Son
  • Jimmy Dale Ward, Son
  • Tommy Lee Ward, Son
  • Deborah Elaine Harris, Daughter
  • Robert Ward, Brother
  • Bynum Ward, Brother
  • Bernice Mast, Sister
  • Pauletta Greene, Sister
  • Katie Watson, Sister
  • Howard Allen Jestes, Grandson
  • Jonathan Howard Ward, Grandson
  • Thomas Ward, Grandson
  • Leigh-Anna Ward, Granddaughter
  • Tagan Jestes, Great Grandchild
  • Kyra Jestes, Great Grandchild
  • Atlas Storm Ward, Great Grandchild

Services

  • Receiving of Friends Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Interment Friday, January 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Howard T. Ward Sr.

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Teresa Gryder

January 9, 2019

Precious sweet Howard. He was
A gentle soul, that never said a harms word about anyone. I never heard Howard say a bad or vulgar word. No one that ever met Howard Ward would walk away with out feeling better. I will always remember how Howard would get so tickled at the story he was trying to tell he would bend double laughing at himself. Heaven is a little sweeter. I look forward to seeing him again, and listen to him giggle while telling me a good story. RIP, dear friend. I loved you.

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Biography

Mr. Howard Taft Ward Sr., 84 of Lenoir, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson.

Howard was born on January 4, 1935 in Watauga County to the late Johnny Marshall and Icie Annabelle Tester Ward.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sue Wilson Ward; sons, Jimmy Dale Ward and Tommy Lee Ward; brothers, Robert and Bynum Ward; and sister, Bernice Mast.

Those left to cherish his memory include sons, Howard Taft Ward Jr. and Johnny Marshall Ward; daughter, Deborah Elaine Ward Harris; sisters, Pauletta Greene and Katie Watson; grandchildren, Howard Allen “Snooter” Jestes, Jonathan Howard Ward, Thomas Ward, and Leigh-Anna Ward; and great-grandchildren, Tagan Jestes, Kyra Jestes, and Atlas Storm Ward.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00pm on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Pendry’s Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Carol Maltba officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00am to 12:00pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Words of comfort may be expressed at Pendrysfuneralhome.com

Pendry’s Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Howard Taft Ward Sr.