William Marvin Ward

Published 1:24 pm Monday, June 20, 2016

William Marvin “Tiny” Ward, 59, died at his home in Cooleemee Friday, June 17, 2016.

He was born on Dec. 21, 1956, in Mercer County, W.Va.

Survivors: his wife, Shirley Wilcox Ward; 2 step-sons, Richard Neilson and Thomas Wilcox, both of Cooleemee; a step-daughter, Karen Fleming of Cooleemee; 3 brothers, Charles Ward, Harrison Rose Jr. and James Rose, all of Gastonia; 3 sisters, Alice Beckner of Dallas, NC, Susan Watts of Mt. Holy, and Annie Rose of Bessemer City; plus a number of grandchildren.

Preceding him in death was his first wife, Ruth Ward in 2003, a daughter, Catherine Flanagan, and his parents, Dorothy Louise Rose Burchette and Harrison Rose Sr.

He was a graduate of Davie County High School. He was employed with Jockey International for some 20 years until the plant closed. For the past six years, he has worked at NGK Ceramics in Mooresville. He attended Victory Baptist Church of Cooleemee.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 24 at the Davie Funeral Service Chapel in Mocksville with Pastor Shelby Harbour officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral chapel two hours prior to the service.

Memorials: Davie Funeral Service, 416 Valley Road, Mocksville, to help offset final expenses; or to Victory Baptist Church.

Condolences: www.daviefuneralservice.com.