Jerry Ward Sr.

BELMONT - Jerry Ward Sr., 71, passed away July 7, 2013, at Presbyterian Hospital.

He is the son of the late Leamon and Lillie Johnson Ward.

Jerry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed working in concrete, going to the Braves baseball games and hanging out at Richard's B.P. station.

Survivors include his loving wife, Jacky; son, Jerry "Buddy" Ward Jr. and wife, Samantha of Gastonia; daughter, Annette Sherrill and husband, Darby of Belmont; brother, Earl Ward and wife, Nettie of Gastonia; sister, Patricia W. Martin and husband, Dennis of Gastonia; grandchildren, Mandy Warren and husband, Doug, Amberlee Shuping and husband, Trevor, Jason Sherrill and Brent Morrison; great-grandchildren, Easton Warren and Mckenna Shuping; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 1 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont.

Celebration of life service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Bumgardner Chapel with the Rev. Larry Wilson officiating.

Interment will follow at Evergreen "A Quiet Place."

In addition to his parents, Jerry was also preceded in death by brothers, Don, Clyde, Fred and Charlie Ward.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Cancer Care, 275 7th Ave., 22nd Fl., NY, NY 10001or www.cancercare.org.

McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the family of Jerry Ward Sr.

Published in Gaston Gazette on July 9, 2013