Purl Harold Ward

March 23, 1943 ~ March 14, 2020 (age 76)


Mr. Purl Harold Ward 76, of Wilmington, formerly of Columbus County, passed Saturday, March 14, 2020 in Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center, Wilmington.  He was born March 23, 1943 in Robeson County, the son of the late Purl Otto Ward and Myrtie Norris Ward.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Savannah Ward and a sister, Patricia Graham.

He was a veteran of the US Army having served in Vietnam.  He was employed with Builders First Source in Wilmington

He is survived by, Jade Ward; two grandchildren, Gabriel Tozour and Elena Tozour; nieces, Tracy Damron and husband, Chad of Myrtle Beach, SC, Renee Roberson of Myrtle Beach, SC; a great nephew, Jerry M. Roberson; and many beloved family and friends. 

His funeral service with military honors will be at 3:00 pm Friday, March 20, 2010 at Peacock Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Randy Speight. Burial will be in Peacock's Columbus Memorial Park.

His family will receive friends 6:00 - 8:00 pm Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Peacock Funeral Home.

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March 19, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Peacock Funeral Home
1227 S. Madison St.
Whiteville, NC 28472

Funeral Service
March 20, 2020

3:00 PM
Peacock's Chapel
1227 S. Madison St.
Whiteville, NC 28472


Peacock's Columbus Memorial Park
1227 S. Madison St.
Whiteville, NC 28472

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