Harry Ward, Jr.

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 16, 2009

Harry B. Ward Jr., 87, of the 800 block of N. Main Street, died Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at Roanoke Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.
Mr. Ward was born February 17, 1922 in South Mills, NC, a son of the late Harry B. Ward Sr. and Elizabeth Bartlett Ward. He was the widower of Melba A. Ward
Mr. Ward was a faithful member of Winton Baptist Church, which he loved. He was also a member of the North Carolina Baptist Men and the North Carolina Baptist Men’s Disaster Relief Team. He went to Haiti, England and three trips to Jamaica to help build churches and aid in disaster relief. He worked with disaster teams in various locations in the United States.
Harry was a member of Winton Masonic Lodge # 723 where he served many times as Master. He was also a member of Harrellsville Chapter # 99 Order of the Eastern Star, where he served as Worthy Patron and many other offices. He also served as Grand Sentinel of the State Chapter of the Eastern Star.
He served in the Navy during WWII as a Boatswain Mate and served in the Army at Fort Bragg during the Korean conflict.
Captain Harry, as he was affectionately known, worked with Union Camp Corporation for 44 years before his retirement. He was Captain of the tugboat Corinthia, American Eagle, Tuscarora and the Cotton “J” and Supervisor of Marine Operations.
He is survived by one son, William Bartlett Ward and his wife, Sandra P. Ward, of Winton; three daughters, Mary Etta W. Flowers and husband, Gene Flowers, of Murfreesboro, Melba E. “Beth” of the home and Matilda E. “Teena” DeSimone and husband, Doug, of Gaithersburg, MD; four grandchildren, Andrea F. Calvert and husband, Jeff, of Clayton, Paul Ward of Scotland Neck, Michael Woodard and wife, Malinda, of Conway, and Joni W. Gray and husband, Steve, of Suffolk, Va. and five great grandchildren, R.B. and Alex Ward, Macie Calvert , and Linley and Mikie Woodard.
Mr. Ward was predeceased by one brother, Charles E. Ward.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 17, 2009 at Winton Baptist Church with the Rev. Joseph Futrell officiating. Burial will follow in the Winton Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be held at the home, 803 N. Main Street in Winton, on Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Winton Baptist Church.
Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is serving the Ward family. Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettfh.com.