James Garland "Pete" Ward, age 81, of Sophia died Friday, July 19, 2019 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro.
Pete was born September 23, 1937 the son of Walsie and Ida Mae Collins Ward.
Pete was a native of Saxapahaw, NC and worked for many years as a supervisor for Cone Mills. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking. The joy of his life were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife: Judy Coble Ward.
He is survived by daughter: Peggy "Candi" Ward of Sophia, NC; daughter and her husband: Loree and Melvin Murray of Snow Camp, NC; daughter and her husband: Cynthia and James Hall of Snow Camp, NC; son and his wife: James "Link" and Sue Ward of Sophia, NC; grandchildren: M. G. and Michael Murray, Courtney Thomas, Glenn Nicks, Brian and Kristina Barbee and Melissa Poindexter and 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister: Becky Ward Coley of Elon, NC and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Monday, July 22, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 AM at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 South Main Street, Randleman, NC. The funeral will follow at 11:00 AM in the Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Ashley, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Road Baptist Church Cemetery, Asheboro.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009, www.hospiceofrandolph.org