Dalton Foster Ward, Jr., 83, loving husband, father, father-in-law, Papa, great Papa, uncle and friend, died Saturday, November 19, 2016.
Born in Columbus County, NC, he was the son of the late Dalton Sr. and Nina Brown Ward. Dalton brought his young family to the Raleigh area in 1958 because, as he told it, "I enjoy eating three meals a day." That was part of it, to provide for his family, but that's not where it ended. Whether he knew it or not God had plans for him and gave him the perfect partner in his wife, Lois, to accomplish them. Along with family and friends a church was started from nothing in the basement of Dalton and Lois' house in the Greenbrier subdivision.
The Capitol Church grew and is now located on Highway 70 in Garner, and through his sacrifice reached thousands.
Funeral Services will be held 11:30 Tuesday at Capital Church, 1308 US 70 Garner, NC.
Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.
The family received friends from 6:30- 8 p.m. Monday at the church.
Survivors include daughter, Diane Ward Blalock (Connie Lynn) of Raleigh; sons, Terry Dalton Ward (Cathy) of Raleigh, and Michael Kent Ward (Lisa) of Concord; grandchildren, Jennifer Locklear (J.D.), Jason Ward (Kellie), Jeremy Gaddy, Kristin Ward, Michael Franklin, Casie Ward, and Steven Ward; great- grandchildren, Dean Locklear, Hunter Ward, Blaire Locklear, Jacob Locklear, Holland Jones, and Cash Jones; two sisters-in-law, Leota Ward and Alice Elliott, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Ward was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Ward; son, Daryl Ward; sister, Mary Elizabeth Edge; brothers, Ray Ward, and Hixton Ward. Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home in Garner.
Any Contributions may be made to the Capital Church www.thecapitalchurch.org and condolences may be made to bryan-leefuneralhome.com Published in The News & Observer on Nov. 21, 2016