Charles Gareth Ward went to be with The Lord on September 29, 2022 at the Appalachian Regional Health Care. Gareth was born on September 8, 1939 in Bethel NC and graduated from Bethel High School.
He was saved as a young man at Bethel Baptist Church and later became a charter
member of Calvary Baptist on Rush Branch. In later years he went back to Bethel Church and finally New Beginnings in Trade Tn.
In addition to retiring form the NC Dept. of Prisons, Gareth spent his life farming and sawmilling. Gareth was kind and generous to every person he met. If something was broke, be it spiritual or mechanical he could fix it. He will be greatly missed by his family and the whole community.
Gareth is survived by his wife of 63 years, Phyllis Ward of Bethel, two sons, Keith Ward and wife Tammy, Phillip Ward and wife Mildred, one foster son, Brian Angel, two grandsons, Travis Ward and Charlie Ward, 2 great grandchildren, Grace and Sam, one sister, Judy Nuckolls and husband David, one sister-in-law, Shirley Ward, and numerous cousins that thought of him like a brother.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Baker and Louiva Ward, one
brother, Rev. Maurice Ward and one sister, Aleisa Ward.
Funeral services for Charles Gareth Ward will be held Sunday afternoon, October 2, 2022 at 2 o'clock at Willow Valley Baptist Church. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 until 2 o'clock. Officiating will be Rev. Ray Greene and Rev. Charlie Martin. Burial will follow at the Bethel cemetery. Other times, friends may pay their condolences at the Ward home or online at austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Beginnings Land Acquisition, Post Office Box 95, Trade, Tennessee 37691.
The Ward family would like to thank the nurses of the Amorem Hospice for the great care they provided Gareth during his sickness.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Ward family.