Harry Ward Jr.

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 17, 2009

Harry B. Ward Jr.
WINTON, N.C.—Harry B. Ward Jr., 87, died April 14, 2009, in Roanoke Chowan Hospital.
Mr. Ward was born Feb. 17, 1922, in South Mills, N.C., a son of the late Harry B. Ward Sr. and Elizabeth Bartlett Ward.
He was the widow 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.
He was a member of Winton Masonic Lodge 723 where he served many times as Master. He was also a member of Harrellsville Chapter No. 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 World War II 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 Corp. 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, N.C., 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, N.C., Paul Ward of Scotland Neck, N.C., Michael Woodard and wife Malinda of Conway, N.C. and Joni W. Gray and husband Steve of Suffolk; and five great-grandchildren, R.B. and Alex Ward, Macie Calvert, and Linley and Mikie Woodard.
He was predeceased by one brother, Charles E. Ward.
The funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. in Winton Baptist Church with the Rev. Joseph Futrell officiating.
Burial will follow in the Winton Baptist Church Cemetery.
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.