March 17, 2011
MAX HERMAN WARD SR.
Max Herman Ward Sr., 79, passed peacefully at home with his family by his side on March 14, 2011. He was a resident of Hampton since the 1950’s.
Max loved to be with his family and dog, Lucky, watching baseball with his son, and he was a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Carolina Tar heels, and Washington Redskins. One of his favorite times was coaching his son baseball team. He was also an avid Bingo player for years, a member of Post 48 in Phoebus and a veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Ward was survived by his loving wife, Mary Ward for 38 years. He leaves to treasure his blessed memories to his children, Linda Smith, Max Ward Jr. and wife, Pam Ward, Amy Hutcheson and husband, Scott Hutcheson, Toby (TJ) Ward and wife, Amanda Ward; his grandchildren who brought him so much joy, Dale and Ryan Ward, Tyler Rogers, Billy Redfearn, Caleb and Rylie Ward. He is also survived by one brother and two sisters.
We would like to give a special thanks to the Sentara Doctors, Nurses on the 5th floor and the Sentara Hospice Nurses. Thank you to Dr. Kessler, Kathy, and Phyllis at the Virginia Oncology Associates. The family wishes to express their love and gratitude to John Pollock for all of his support and encouragement.
The family will have visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home in downtown Hampton. Immediately following at 2 p.m., a funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel. Celebration of his life will continue at Post 48 in Phoebus following the services.
Arrangements are by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, 245 S. Armistead Ave. in Hampton, 757-723-3191.