OBITUARY

Samuel Theodore Ward

February 16, 1928March 12, 2019
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Samuel Theodore Ward, born on February 16, 1928, passed away March 12, 2019. He completed his education earning a B.A. degree in religion in January 1967. He also attended Samford University in Birmingham, AL and Seminary Extensions of Preaching, Inverness, FL in 1984. He proudly served in the U.S. Army for six years beginning in 1946 in both Germany and Korea. He surrendered to call in 1952 and became licensed to preach in 1953. He was ordained in 1956, requested by Bethel Baptist Church near Brooksville FL. He was married to his loving wife Rose Sharon Corbitt in February, 1956. During his career he was honored to serve in the following churches, Bethel Baptist, Southside mission of Glen Iris Baptist Church, New Prospect Baptist, Oak Grove Baptist, Republic Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Floral City, FL (17 years), River Gardens Baptist Church and the Indian Hill Baptist Church. He preached in 75 different churches in Alabama and Florida during the time he wasn’t in his own church. He and his wife relocated to Spring Hope, NC in 2000 and joined Holy Grove Baptist as members. He was predeceased by two of his children, Charles Daniel and Robert Michael Ward. He is survived by his wife Rose Sharon, David Theodore and Latricia Ann Messer. He also leaves his grandchildren, David T. Ward Jr., Jared Ward, Mary Keezel, Benjamin Ward, Nicole Messer and Seth Vanorder, Nathan Messer, Josh and Jennifer Messer as well as Justin and Amanda Messer. In addition, he is survived by his great-grandchildren, Finnley Ward, Gabriel VanOrder, Julian VanOrder, Justin Messer Jr., Hannah Messer, Lane Messer, Annabella Messer and Haylee Messer. Donations in his memory may be made to Gideon International P.O. Box 1408 Nashville, TN 37214-0800

Services

19 March

Visitation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wells Memorial and Event Center

1903 West Reynolds Street
Plant City, FL 33563

19 March

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Wells Memorial and Event Center

1903 West Reynolds Street
Plant City, FL 33563

REMEMBERING

Samuel Theodore Ward

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The Puryears

March 18, 2019

Ward family,
We are grieving alongside you over the passing of Mr. Ward, but rejoicing that he is now in the presence of his Savior. We pray the Lord's kindness will be felt and that His nearness will bring you peace during this time.

In love,
The Puryears

Benjamin Quinn

March 18, 2019

What a privilege to know Mr. Ward for the past 15 years through our church family at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Spring Hope, NC. Mr. Ward always smiled, always encouraged and always entertained. He was truly a joy to see and speak with each time. And, what a precious bride he leaves behind in Mrs. Ward. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ward are Saints in the Lord and we are all better for knowing them.

Every blessing to the family as they mourn the loss of a husband, father and pastor.


Grateful,
Benjamin Quinn

Sandra Johnson

March 16, 2019

I have many fond memories of Sharon and Ted growing up.
My Mother, Doris Morris, was a supporter of their ministerial journey and she was very proud of Ted's accomplishments.
May he rest in eternal peace.

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