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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Monday November 11th, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Carl "Punkin" Wayne Ward

Carl “Punkin” Wayne Ward, 74, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Wilkerson Funeral Home from 6:00 till 8:00 PM and other times at the home. Carl was born on August 12, 1945 to the late Stevie and Ethel Ward of Caswell County. He was formerly employed as a crane operator with C.P. Buckner of Mebane, NC. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. To many he was Punkin, to many he was PawPaw, to many he was more; to everyone he encountered he showed love and compassion. He was the rock and solid foundation for his family. Along with his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his daughter, Wendy M. Ward; brothers: Thomas Eugene Ward, Drewey “Junebug” Ward; and one sister, Mary Magdalene Stone. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Tate Ward; daughters: Shelia Meeks (husband David), Tonya Evans (husband Dean), and Pamela Loftis; son, James “Tal” McBryde (wife Tonya); grandchildren: Amber Thacker, Aaron Billingsley, Amanda Billingsley, Alison Pinnix, Austin Pinnix, Ethan Evans, Brandon Singleton, Matthew Singleton, Joshua McBryde , Marie Dunn, Jennifer Meeks and Felicia Meeks; brothers: Larry Ward and Ernest Ward; sister: Linda Collins (husband Edward); 18 great grandchildren; and Papa’s girls (Fur-Babies) Tiney and Peanut; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375

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A candle was lit in memory of Carl "Punkin" Ward

Catrine purgason Nov 11 2019 9:30 AM

Yes Punkin was a man that help everyone you ask him he would come running he surely will be missed but he is rejoicing with his love one already gone see you soon love the Fleeger family.

Tracy fleeger Nov 11 2019 6:29 AM

Punkin was one of the best people I've ever met, inside and out. He was our neighbor for many years, and we grew to love him and Shirley. We were like family. My mother was . elderly (Queen Graves) and he treated her just like she was his mother. They love each other very much. It makes me smile to know that they are now rejoicing together in Heaven now, with all of their friends and family. He will be truly missed. Praying for you Shirley and the rest of the family. With Love, Lauren & Victor LaDota, Windermere, FL

Lauren LaDota Nov 10 2019 6:51 PM

I've lost my angel on Earth but knowing I now have an angel watching over me. I love you Daddy and will forever miss you....can't wait to see you again.

Shelia Meeks Nov 10 2019 12:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carl "Punkin" Ward

Alice Ann Brame Smithey Nov 8 2019 8:47 PM

Loved Punkin to death. Grew up knowing him. He worked for my daddy at Arnold Erection. B. W. Brame or as most know him Mule Brame. Punkin was a wonderful man. Grew up knowing him and Junebug. Sure theyre with daddy now reuniting

Alice Ann Brame Smithey Nov 8 2019 8:45 PM

Great man, Great father, Great person ,rest easy Mr. Ward. RIP Dean

Dean Evans Nov 8 2019 8:04 PM

So sorry Eunice and Joann and all the family.

Linda and Bruce O'Daniel Nov 8 2019 3:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carl "Punkin" Ward

Linda and Bruce O'Daniel Nov 8 2019 3:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carl "Punkin" Ward

Rita Diaz Nov 8 2019 12:30 PM

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