Jerry Ray Ward, Sr., 77, went to be with the Lord on November 7, 2020. He was a native and lifelong resident of Poquoson. Jerry was retired from the Newport News Shipyard and Dry Dock Company and was a proud Mason of 50+ years of the Poquoson Lodge #49. He was an active member of the Keep the Promise Ministries Church and taught children and adults hunter safety courses for many years in Virginia.
Jerry is preceded in rest by his son, Jerry R. Ward, Jr. and sister, Mary Fae Henley.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 59 years, Bertha Ward; daughter, Tammy Ann Ward; grandchildren, Jason “Bubba” Ward (Yevette) and Miki Trexler (Brittany); two great-grandchildren; and sister, Janie Hildreth as well as many other loving relatives and dear friends.
Friends and family may pay their respects 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday, November 17 and Wednesday November 18 at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home.. All other times, friends and guests are invited to visit the family’s home in Poquoson. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday November 19 at Parklawn Memorial Park. A restriction of no more than 25 participants will be enforce by the cemetery and anyone arriving above the 25 will be asked to stay in their cars.
In lieu of flowers the family askes that donations be made to the Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Arrangements and heartfelt guidance by Claytor Rollins Funeral Home. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com.
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Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad
P.O. Box 2099, Poquoson VA 23662