Robert James Ward of Randleman passed away Thursday August 18, 2022 unexpectedly at Moses Cones Hospital . Robert was born July 3 1947 in Asheboro, North Carolina to the late Richard Jessie Ward and Fatema Joy Routh Ward. He graduated from Randleman High School in Randleman North Carolina in 1965. After graduation, he served 2 years active duty in Vietnam. Robert was a loving husband who had been married for 56 years to Mattie Ward and a devoted father to Lorie Lamb. He loved fishing, woodwork and gardening. He worked 20+ years for ETI in Asheboro, North Carolina in their Research and Development Department.
He is survived by his wife Mattie Skeen Ward of the home, daughter Lorie Lamb (Corey), grandchildren Braeden and Keirstan, sisters Shirley Day (Bob), Fay Campbell, and brother Douglas Ward (Ella).
Robert will lie in repose Monday, August 22nd, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Pugh Funeral Home in Randleman, North Carolina. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 23rd at 11:00am in the Pugh Funeral Home Randleman Chapel with entombment at Randolph Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Hospice, Asheboro North Carolina or Brenner's Children's Hospital, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.