Jerry Ward

September 14, 2009
Jerry Ward

Jerry Ward
Jerry a.k.a. “J.W.”, “Pops”, “Dad”, Uncle Jerry and Grandpa had life which was full of personal and professional accomplishments. From his early adult life as most valuable football player at Blountstown High School in Florida, he was motivated to serve his country in the National Guard. At age 20, he met the woman who would become his wife and the mother of his children.

Jerry’s athletic interests were instilled in his children as well as those fortunate to be coached by him in baseball and football at Winter Park Optimist Club.

Jerry’s career included being an insurance salesman for American Nationals, an appliance sales manager at J. M. Fields, personnel manager for Snelling and Snelling, salesman with Blake’s Television, and owner/operator for a general contracting business.

Upon retirement, Jerry was instrumental in owning and operating the Raven’s Eye Bar and Grill. This was home for the Cape Fear Rugby Club and the Cape Fear Dart Association.

In his later years, Jerry was the center of his friends attention in front of the widescreen television rooting for Jeff Gordon and the Washington Redskins. His greatest smile was seen while cooking a full grill of food while bragging about having the best barbeque sauce in town.

His greatest accomplishment was the love he shared with his family, devoted friends, and his faithful companions to the last moments of his life, his three cocker spaniels. Jerry will be missed greatly.

We invite you to share your fondest memories of Jerry at the gazebo near Johnny Mercer’s from 6:30 PM until on Thursday, September 17, 2009.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Victory Junction Gang, 4500 Adams Way, Randleman, NC 27317

Online condolences may be sent to www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • September 16, 2009
    Linda Linares says:
    I met Jerry when he was at Snelling and Snelling as he got me my job with American National Ins. Co. as Office Administrator which I held as long as the district office was here, until 1984. I would then see him from time to time when he worked at Fields. He was always such a fun guy. I know he will be missed. Condolences to those who are left behind to mourn his passing.

  • September 17, 2009
    THE PLANTE FAMILY says:
    YOU'LL BE MISSED. SOME OF OUR BEST TIMES WERE SPENT WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. WE HAD SEVERAL GREAT YEARS, LAUGHING AND TELLING JOKES AND PULLING PRANKS ON PEOPLE. DELAYNE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE FLOWERS YOU USED TO BRING HER FROM THE GRAVEYARD AND THE NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS PRIVATE GARDEN. I WISH WE COULD HAVE BEEN THERE TONIGHT FOR THE FAMILY BUT I'VE HAD BACK SURGERY AND COULDN'T COME. WE'LL NEVER FORGET YOU WE LOVE YOU AND OUR CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. LOVE, LEFTY & DELAYNE PLANTE LISA SELLERS AND GIRLS

  • September 18, 2009
    James and Sue Brown says:
    WE HAVE KNOWN JERRY FOR 54 YEARS. HAVEN'T SEEN HIM FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS BUT NEVER FORGOT HIM. JERRY WAS AN USHER IN OUR WEDDING IN 1956. OUR CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY.