Charles Robert Ward, known to many as “Bob” or “Lil Scrubby”, age 88, of Murfreesboro, TN, passed away on May 26, 2018 at NHC in Murfreesboro. He was the son of the late William Clarence Ward and Anna McAlister Ward. He was born in Fayetteville, TN on July 12, 1929 and attended the Robert E. Lee and Fayetteville Central High School. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, James William Ward of Birmingham, AL.
Mr. Ward served four years in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was an Executive with R.J. Reynolds Tabacco Compnay and was of the Presbyterian Faith.
Charles is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Betty Gilliam Ward and daughters, Carol (Rob) Bragdon and a special daughter, Candice Jane Ward both of Murfreesboro; one son, Robert M. (Jan) Ward of Greeneville, TN; granddaughter, Whitney Ward and grandsons, Weston Ward, Robert Bragdon and Austin Bragdon.
A graveside funeral service will be at 11 AM on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Riverview Memorial Gardens, where he will be buried beside his parents and grandparents. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Charles Robert Ward.