Carl J. Ward
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Virginia Beach - Carl J. Ward a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, passed away July 18, 2013. He was born February 16, 1929 In Greenfield, Tennessee to Samuel Carlos and Mary Blanche (Jones) Ward. Carl was preceded in death by his father, mother, three brothers, one sister, and his first wife, Evelyn (Shiffka) Ward.
Carl is survived by his wife, Claudia Ross Ward, two sons Terry Lee (Martha Ann) of Norfolk and Michael Carl (Dawn) of Richmond, VA. He is also survived by step-daughter, Kim Ross and step-son, John Ross; grandchildren Luke, Jessie, Josh (Ward), Johnathan (Pennypacker), Rachael (Varney),four great-grandchildren and a very special sister-in-law and niece, Jerre and Pat Ward.
Chief Petty Officer Carl J. Ward retired after 22 years in the U.S. Navy and went on to serve as purser on the SS United States. He later established his own successful real estate career. Carl loved to hunt and travel.
A special thanks to the staff of Clare Bridge Estates Memory Center and Medi-Care hospice for the loving care they provided Carl.
Funeral services will be held at H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., on Laskin Road, Virginia Beach on Sunday July 21, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. Carl's long time friend Monsignor Robert Reidy will be performing the service. Friends and family are invited to 9405 Grove Ave Norfolk after the service.
Burial will be on Monday at 10 a.m. in the Albert G. Horton Memorial Cemetery in Suffolk, VA
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The
, 6350 Center Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502.Online condolences may be made to the family at hdoliver.com
Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 19, 2013