Jerry Ward

Jerry Ward

January 13, 2021, 91, Calypso –

Mr. Jerry Ward, 91, of near Calypso, passed away Wednesday morning, January 13, 2021 at the Laurels of Pender in Burgaw.

Mr. Ward had been a farmer, had worked with Calypso Plywood Company and a local gas company before joining Boling Chair Company from where he retired. He was a member of Mount Olive Free Will Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 15, at 7 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home, followed by visitation. Burial will be Saturday, January 16, at 11 a.m. in the Calypso Cemetery. Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Thomas Earl Ward.

Mr. Ward is survived by his wife, Mary Wilkins Ward, of the home; sons, Jerry Steve Ward and companion, Diane Rich, both of Mount Olive, and Danny Ward of Mount Olive; grandchildren, Wendy Gail Best and husband, Randy, of Kenansville, Jackie Lynn Ward of Dudley, David Craig Ward and Bryan Matthew Ward, both of Mount Olive; great-grandchildren, Cody Lee Boone and fiance, Chelsey White, Makenzie Brooke Best, Alexander Noah Garner, and Andrew Jacob Byrd; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Dylan Michael Best; his parents, Richard and Maggie Lewis Ward; a brother, Franklin Ward; and six sisters, Eunice Sanderson, Bernice Wilson, Julia Wilson, Lois Jordan, Ruth Alphin, and Mary Herring.