Carey Braxton Ward, age 85 of Wilmington, NC, sadly passed away at Novant Health/New Hanover Regional Medical Center on April 17, 2023.
Braxton was born on April 10, 1938 to the late Clyde Harold and Mary Magdalene Ward in Craven County, NC. In addition he is preceded in death by his brothers Clyde Wilt Ward, Dennis Elton Ward, and Bruce “Randy” Ward.
He retired from DuPont, Cape Fear Plant after many years of service. During his retirement he enjoyed camping, fishing, motorcycle riding and driving his red convertible. He was a loving husband and always very supportive of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Patricia “Trish” M. Ward, his son Doug Ward (Rebecca) and children Brittany (Kyle) & Sam, daughters Melanie Preslar (Ryan) and children Reagan & Braxton and Judy Benton (Kenny) and children April, Michelle & Eileen (Steven), his sister Linda Ward, and 10 great-grandchildren, Milia, Alex, Keith, Liam, Sadie, Baylor, Isaiah, Oren, Uriah & Eden as well as many other extended family members and friends.
We would like to thank the staff of Novant Health/New Hanover Regional Hospital and Wilmington Health for their care and support through this difficult time. A special thank you to all of the staff at Liberty Home Care: Denise, Vanessa, John and others who were always there for us during this difficult journey.
There will be a time of Visitation for Braxton’s family to receive family and friends on Friday, April 28, 2023 from 11:00am to 12:00pm, with a Memorial Service to start at 12:00pm at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park will immediately follow the Memorial Service.
Please share memories and condolences for Braxton’s family by signing the Tribute Wall below.
Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099
1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403
- Friday, April 28, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM