Robert “Spike” Earl Ward, 76, of Morganton, North Carolina, passed away Friday, April 01, 2022.
He was born in McDowell County on November 06, 1945 to the late Charlie Hampton Ward and Louise Austin Ward. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Dickie Ward.
Robert was a lifelong truck driver, and he thoroughly enjoyed his work. He had a love for traveling. Robert was a train enthusiast, and he once traveled full circle around the United States with his family by train. Robert was someone who cared and loved his family and grandchildren in unique ways such as attending impactful life experiences alongside and with them.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Catherine “Katie” Whitesides Ward; two children, Eric Ward and wife, Courtney Hollifield Ward and Joy McCall and husband, Thomas; and three grandchildren, Amber McCall, Dallas McCall, and Danielle Ward.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 09, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at First Christian Church of Marion with Rev. Don Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m.