Ward, Jerry Charles

Navy Veteran Had Long Career At Chattanooga Glass Company

Friday, July 19, 2013
Jerry Ward
Jerry Ward

Jerry Charles Ward, 71, of Chattanooga, died quietly at his Red Bank Home, in the late evening of Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

Jerry was a graduate of Red Bank High School then became a veteran of the United States Navy, and proudly served with the Seabees until his discharge in the year of 1966.

Jerry was well known for his hard-work ethics and was employed with Chattanooga Glass Company for 21 years, then traveled extensively throughout the world with Inex Systems for several years, then ended his strong work relationship with the Randall Payne Construction Company in Chattanooga.

He was preceded in his death by parents, Janie Bell and “Charlie” Ward, who also resided in Red Bank.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Lillie Massengale Ward and step-son, Michael Massengale; sisters, Ramona and Ann Vandergriff; wife of 28 years, Evelyn Ward and mother of son, Randy Ward and daughter, Pamela Carlisle; grandchildren, Scotti Ward; Richard Kostuik II, and Ashley Carlisle; and several great grandchildren along with many “adopted-children” including special ones like Garland Holcomb and Paul Winters.

Jerry’s final wish as he left this world was for his family and friends to acknowledge him as the good man he always strived to be.

Jerry blessed us all greatly with his devoted heart and charismatic smile and will undoubtedly be remembered as a strong, proud and kind, gentle-hearted loving father, son and friend, with an open heart to all children, who quietly touched everyone with his compassionate heart, especially in times of need. We were all greatly blessed momentarily in this life, to have his presence in ours.

Visitation will be at Williamson and Sons Funeral Home in Soddy Daisy on Friday, July 19, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, July 20, at 11 a.m. at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Brother Mike Combs, Sr. of Friendship Baptist Church officiating. Anyone wishing to attend should meet at the funeral home no later than 10:30 a.m.

Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.

Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379.


Banister, Carl Joe

Carl Joe Banister, 84, Rossville, died on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at a local hospital. Carl was a long time resident of the north Georgia area for the past 50 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe where he served as a deacon. Carl was a well-known area office supply salesman, having worked with Ivan Allen Co. and P. & S. School Supply. ... (click for more)

White, Jacqueline Propst

Jacqueline Propst White, 78, of Soddy Daisy, died on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Survivors include her husband, Billy White; son, Dexter (Linda Brock) White, and daughter, Teresa White. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, at Sequoyah Baptist Tabernacle with Reverend David Stancil officiating. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words ... (click for more)

Lowery, Mary Ruth (Trion)

Mary Ruth Lowery, 84, of Trion, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Oak View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Lowery was born in Trion, GA on July 15, 1930, to the late Watson Hall Clements and Menta Duncan Clements. She was a member of the Pennville Church of Christ and was a homemaker. Mrs. Lowrey was preceded in death by her husband, Hancel Lowery; ... (click for more)

Simmons, Arlis (Pikeville)

Arlis Simmons, 79, of Pikeville, TN, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at his home. He met no strangers and was a friend to everyone he met. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Irene Simmons; and brothers, Joe and James Simmons. Survivors include his sister, Jamie Dunn, Pikeville; sister- in-law, Willene Simmons; a good friend, Waymon Ferguson; several ... (click for more)

1 Dies, 1 Critically Injured In North Chattanooga House Fire

For the second time in three days, a house fire has resulted in tragedy with a 35-year-old woman dying and a man critically injured in North Chattanooga. At 10:13 a.m. on Wednesday, Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched to a reported house fire with entrapment at 220 Houser St. The first firefighters on the scene saw flames shooting out windows and part of the roof. Having ... (click for more)

Appeal Dropped In $25 Million Lawsuit Filed Against Hennen's Restaurant By Lisa Barnes

An appeal has been dropped of a Circuit Court jury verdict that found Hennen's Restaurant not at fault in a $25 million lawsuit brought by Lisa Barnes. Circuit Court officials said the appeal was "voluntarily" dropped. It had been set to be reviewed by the Tennessee Court of Appeals. The verdict in the courtroom of Judge Neil Thomas in early February came at the end of ... (click for more)