Jerry M. Ward, 66, of Raleigh, NC, died peacefully at home on August 12 after a recent battle with cancer. He was born in Greenville, SC, served his country in the USAF which included a tour in Viet Nam. He and his wife, Linda (Millwood) Ward moved to Raleigh in 1972 to begin his lifelong career as a dental sales representative from which he retired in 2009.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda (Millwood) Ward; daughter, Mrs. John (Jennifer) Ruggles of Raleigh; and son, Bradley of Charlotte; as well as a sister, Rita Ward Smith; and sister-in-law, Mrs. Harris (Irene) Ward both of Greenville, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
His since of humor, cheerful smile and trustworthiness are just a few of the memories he has left with all who knew him.
Services will be held at Renaissance Funeral Home in Raleigh on August 18, 2012. Visitation to begin at 2PM with service to follow at 3:00 p.m.
n lieu of flowers, the family request a donation in his honor be made to Hospice Home of Wake County 250 Hospice Circle Raleigh, NC 27607.
Arrangements by Renaissance Funeral Home www.rfhr.com