Joseph Travis Ward, age 86, of Nakina, NC, passed away peacefully Monday evening at the Lower Cape Fear Life Care in Whiteville, NC. J.T. was born on May 14, 1935 to the late Isaac Gais Ward and Lillie Gore Ward. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter; Teresa W. Ransom, two brothers; W.C. Ward and L.C. Ward and a sister Anna Lou Todd.
He worked as a fuel delivery person for 43 years. J.T. was a member at Mt. Calvary Freewill Baptist Church in Clarkton, NC.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife; Joyce Faye Bullard Ward, a daugther; Wanda Ward Hillbourn (Robert) of Whiteville, a son; Joey Travis Ward (Jessica) of Nakina, NC, a brother; Isaac Guy Ward of High Point, NC, son in law; Harry Ransom of Abbottsburg, NC, Grandchildren; Miranda Blackwell, Tabatha Worthington, Travis Ransom, Joseph "J.T." Ward, Olivia Vanier and Harley Ward, Great Grandchildren; Nolan Blackwell, Lily Blackwell, Ashtyn Worthingon, Adisyn Worthington, Rayden Ward, Logann Ransom and Andi Rose Vanier, a special pet: "Hercules Ward" (aka: Puppy) and a special friend of the family; Terry Ward.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
McKenzie Mortuary, 112 Jefferson St., Whiteville, NC is serving the Ward Family.