Published 10:47 pm Saturday, December 23, 2017

Mr. Jack Stewart Ward, 90, of Holly Lane, Mocksville, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury.

He was born Sept. 12, 1927, in Davidson County to the late Hammet Edward and Maggie Workman Ward. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  Mr. Ward was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Mocksville and of Salisbury.  He graduated from Catawba College in 1951, and started his teaching career in Cooleemee.  Mr. Ward was hired at Davie County Consolidated High School in 1956, was the first football coach and later became the principal.  He served as Associate Superintendent from 1980-1986, and Superintendent from 1986-1988.   Mr. Ward had been inducted in the Davie County High Hall of Fame in 2006, and Catawba Sports Hall of Fame in 2007, and received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2013.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Hart Ward; and a son, Scott Edward Ward.

Survivor: 3 sons, Craig Ward (Teresa) of Statesville, Jeff Ward (Martha) of Lewisville, and Brent Ward of Mocksville; special friend, Barbara Wilson of Salisbury; and 4 grandchildren, Kelly Ward, Brook Ward, both of Mocksville, Matthew Ward (Katie) of New Orleans and Jack Alston Ward of Lewisville.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 27, at First Presbyterian Church, Mocksville with Dr. Randy Kirby officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Cemetery.  The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 26, at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorialsl  Jack S. Ward Scholarship Fund, C/o Catawba College,2300 W. Innes St., Salisbury,  28144; or Davie County Schools, 220 Cherry St., Mocksville, NC 27028

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.