September 4, 1943 - August 30, 2021
Wilmer Thomas “Tom” Ward Sr, 77 of Greensboro, went to be with his Heavenly Father on, Monday , August 30, 2021. He passed away at Wesley Long Hospital from complications of Covid-19. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, September 3, 2021 at McLeansville Baptist Church, with interment following in the church cemetery. Tom was born on September 4, 1943 in Guilford County, NC to the late Wilmer L. and Mae Bunton Ward. He was a retired master technician in refrigeration, working for Southern Foods and Harris Teeter. He was a longtime member of McLeansville Baptist Church, where he was an active member and sang in the church choir. He is survived by his loving wife Gayle Roberts Ward of the home. Tom and Gayle just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on August 9th. He is also survived by his daughters; Tonnyah Drye (Jeff) of Greenville, SC, Cindy Bissette (Mark) of Naples, FL and his son; Tom Ward, Jr (Kim) of Williamstown, MO and a stepson; Brian Alberty (Chelsea) of Browns Summit, NC, sisters; Helen Fogelman (Larry), Barbara Stoneman (Dean), brothers; Bill Ward (Peggy), Leroy Ward (Beverly), Jim Ward (Gay), Harold Ward (Carol), John Ward (Cassandra), 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM at the church just prior to the service. Tom had two last requests for his family and friends. Know our Lord Jesus Christ. Get a Covid-19 vaccination shot! In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mcleansville Baptist Church, 5205 Frieden Church Rd., McLeansville, NC 27301. Forbis & Dick North Elm Street Funeral Home is serving the Ward family. The graveside portion of the funeral service will be broadcast live on the Forbis & Dick Funeral Service Facebook page.
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