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 Author: Bruce David L. Ward Posted Date: June 21, 2019
(June 10, 1934 - June 21, 2019)

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Obituary Picture     Mr. David Linney Ward, age 85 of Boone, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019 at his home. He was a native and lifelong resident of Watauga County and the son of the late G. Custer and Gladys Shell Ward. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and a US Army veteran. David was the owner and operator of David Ward Body Shop for 50 years.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Baker, Payne and Blaine Ward; his sisters, Dare Ward Isaacs, Bonnie Ward Kirby and Willmada Ward Yates.
    David is survived by his wife of 57 years Unadell Norris Ward, two daughters, Davonne Jackson and husband Thom, and Lynn Jackson and husband Larry.
    He is also survived by grandchildren, Shannon Marsh, Jonathan Greene and wife Jessica, Josh Greene and wife Amanda, Cynthia, Viola, Garrick Jackson and wife Amber, Jason Jackson and wife Kendra, and Chelsea Little and husband Toryn.
    Great grandchildren, Quinlan, Michael and Mia Marsh, Colton, Cadence, Noah, Nathan and Samuel Greene, Gracie and Ellary Jackson, and Broadus Little.He is also survived by a sister-in-law Betsy Stanbery.
    Funeral services for David Linney Ward will be conducted Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Gary Watson will officiate. Graveside services with military honors provided by American Legion Post 130 and DAV Chapter 90 will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
    Memorials may be made to Medi-Home Hospice and Health and/or Tabernacle Baptist Church in c/o Judy Hampton, 3004 N. Pine Run Road, Boone, N.C. 28607.
    Online condolences may be shared with the Ward family at the website
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Ward family.

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