Byran Charles Ward, 64, of Chester, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Bryan is preceded in death by his parents, James and Elsie Ward; and sister, Janet Carwile.

He is survived by his son, James Ward; daughter, Shannon Taylor and her husband, Herman; four grandchildren, Gabriella Payne, Halle Berry, Hunter Ward and Gavin Taylor; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the Chester Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service. A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Southlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the , 4240 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060, or , 4335 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Condolences may be registered at

Published in The Progress-Index on Mar. 11, 2013