Obit: David Harris Ward

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 30, 2014

 David Harris Ward

Mr. David Harris Ward died at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home on May 26, 2014 after battling health issues for a number of years. 

He was born May 2, 1935, the child of Levin and Mary Watkins Ward. He attended Shady Grove High School, then served his country in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany. He returned home to work briefly for Western Electric. Being strong minded, he opened his own business, Triangle Concrete Inc. Upon selling Triangle Concrete he moved his experience of construction and later opened Delta Realty Co. He was a life member of Advance United Methodist Church and served the church in many capacities. His proudest achievement was the construction of the new fellowship hall. He was a founding member of Hickory Hill Country Club and a member of the Masonic Lodge 710, Scottish Right and other community organizations. 

He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Frances Ratledge and brothers, William Levin Ward Jr., Charlie Tom Ward and John Lindsey Ward. 

Survivors: his sister, Margaret Brewer Bayer; his daughters, Elizabeth Ward Beidler (Erick Beidler) and Kimberly Ward Horner; and 2 grandsons, Harrison and Christian Horner. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Advance United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cheryl Skinner officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. 

Memorials: Advance UMC, PO Box 2021. 

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