Peacock, Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service

1411 North Howe Street, Southport, NC


Roger Chapman Ward

October 30, 1933June 28, 2020

On June 28, 2020, Roger Chapman Ward went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Roger was born on October 30, 1933 in Longwood, NC, the son of the late James D. and Gertha J. Ward. Roger was preceded in death by his son Jeff Ward, and brothers, Norman Ward and James H. Ward. Roger retired from Sunny Point after 37 years of working on the Valley Forge Tugboat. When he was not working, he enjoyed fishing and gardening. His favorite season of the year was oyster season. He enjoyed inviting family and friends over to eat oysters and tell his many 'true stories' as he called them of growing up in Southport. He was a lifetime member of Southport Baptist Church where he was a lifetime Deacon.

He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Jerri Lynn Ward; granddaughters, Alyssa Ward and Miranda Ward; brother Charlie Ellis Ward; sisters, Omega Ward Harrison and Joyce Ward Caffee (Bill), as well as many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.


  • A celebration of life will be held at a later date


Roger Chapman Ward

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Charles Blake

July 7, 2020

Goodbye Roger to this Planet. You were a really good guy while
on this earth. Many friends and good deeds. Hasta la Vista Amigo!

Nancy Sanders

June 30, 2020

What a true southern gentleman! Kind to all who crossed his path. Rest in Peace till we meet again.

William (Billy) Williams

June 30, 2020

I met Roger in the first grade at Southport High School. We became instant friends. We were classmates for 12 years, graduated in 1953, all 15 of us. I worked on the tug boats at Sunny Point with Roger for 15 years. I could always remember his birthday, same day as mine. I enjoyed our visits after retiring and talking about old times. I have lost a very dear friend and will surely miss him.

stephen gore

June 30, 2020

Remember this fine gentleman as I worked on the railroad on the docks at sunny point,See him on the tug smoking on his pipe and would always speak, and give a little advise.Now 40 years later, I still thought of him from time to time.May you rest in peace ,as you have earned it from your country.God Bless, Rick and the sunny point Railops.

Cheryl Shew

June 29, 2020

Roger was a wonderful man. I have known him since I moved to Southport in 1969. He was a hard worker, a devoted son, brother, husband ,father and grandfather. He was dedicated to Christ through his service to Southport Baptist and to his fellow man. I will always consider him and his family as family. I am happy for him:he's where he wants to be.

Joyce Caffee

June 29, 2020

Brother, I’m going to miss you so much. Every time we eat oysters you’ll be right there in our happy memories of all the great times we enjoyed as a family! All of those wonderful stories of your childhood were the best stories of Southport & loved hearing them over & over again. You have been reunited with all of love ones, what a joyous time for all! I will always love you & your in my heart & memories forever. Until we meet again, Your Baby Sister Joyce (Bill)