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Robert (Bobby) Garlie Ward

March 6, 1931 — November 9, 2022

Daniels, WV

Robert (Bobby) Garlie Ward of Daniels, West Virginia, age 91, was welcomed into the

loving arms of his Savior on November 9, 2022. Bobby was born on March 6, 1931 and was a

lifelong resident of Raleigh County. He was a devoted husband for 70 years to the love of his

life, Betty. He was a loving father, grandfather, and uncle. Bobby touched the hearts of

numerous friends and family throughout his life. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry

French and Mary Etta Ward, brothers; Harold and William (Bill), sisters; Edna, Nellie, Thelma,

Dare, Betty Jo, and Jean.

Bobby served his country in the United States Navy. He worked as a carpenter, then

later taught building trades with the Raleigh County school system until his retirement. Bobby

received the Lord as his personal Savior at the age of 26. His love for God was evident by his

exemplary christian character and lifelong Godly example. Bobby enjoyed spending time

playing games with family and friends. He could often be found in his workshop keeping his

hands busy skillfully building items of wood cherished by many. He was an avid motorcycle

enthusiast, riding his motorcycle till the age of 80, where his biking travels took him to places

from Quebec to Texas.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Betty Arnn Ward, sons, Donnie and Beverly Ward of Cool

Ridge, WV, Paige and Sharon Ward of Beckley, WV, and Marvin and Barbara Ward of Travelers

Rest, SC, Grandchildren: Kristi and Roy Richmond, Nicholas and Jaime Ward, Robbie Ward,

Bethanie and Jon Dorsey, Laura and David Sizemore, Courtney and Michael Purvis, Alex and

Holly Ward, Justin Ward, Hunter and Ally Ward, and Emileigh and Garrett Jordan. Sisters,

Marietta Gray and Patty Yeager, Brothers, Buddy Freeman, Kenny Ward, and Tommy Ward.

17 Great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Bobby’s life will be held at the Crow Baptist Church in Beaver, West

Virginia on Sunday, November 13th with Pastor Rod Baker and former Pastor Dennis Burks

officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons: Nicholas, Robbie, Alex, Justin and Hunter Ward and

nephew: Charles Lee Hicks. Visitation is from 1:30 to 3:00 with the funeral service immediately

following. Burial will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to Hospice of Southern

West Virginia.

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home.

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