Obituary of Jimmie William Harward
Jimmie William Harward, 86, of Kernersville, NC passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 24, 2023.
A native of Ocala, FL, Jimmie was the husband of 66 years to Patricia Orr Harward and the son of Dwight Stanley Harward and Dorothy Ellen Deas Harward, both deceased. Jimmie was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a 32nd Degree Mason. Jimmie was a master jeweler of more than 40 years. He served on the Lexington County, SC Historical Society and was a member of the Virginia Wingard United Methodist Church, Columbia, SC. Jimmie loved his wife, brother, family, God, country, football and food.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; sons, Craig Ashley Harward and wife, Lisa, and Richard Scott Harward, Sr. and wife, Donna; daughters, Cheryl Elizabeth Belue, Valerie Lynne Richmond and husband, Kevin, and Stacey Anne Harward; grandchildren, Laura Porche and husband, Timothy, Rev. Kayla Harward, Daniel Harward, Carly Harward, Richard Scott Harward, Jr. and wife, Eleanor, Emily Elizabeth Johnson and husband, David, Rodney Lee Williamson, Jacqueline Elizabeth Murillo and husband, Angel, Jessica Elaine Thompson and husband, Caleb, and Turner Ray Richmond and wife, Catie; great grandchildren, Timothy, Margot, and Ethan; and brother, Jerry Eugene Harward.
In addition to his parents, Jimmie was preceded in death by his infant sister.
Funeral services celebrating his life will be held 2:00PM Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the Main Street United Methodist Church, Kernersville, NC with Dr. Michael J. Gehring officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Greensboro, NC. The family will greet friends in the commons area of the church from 1:15PM to 1:45PM Saturday prior to the service in the sanctuary.
Friends and family may offer online condolences at www.piercejeffersonfh.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org