Henry Bryan “Rip” Ward

Published 6:41 am Saturday, May 22, 2021

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Henry Bryan “Rip” Ward, 65, of Poplar Branch, died May 17, 2021 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center.

Born in Norfolk, Va. on August 26, 1955, he was the son of the late Grace D. Price Ward and Augustus S. Ward.

In addition to his parents, Rip was predeceased by daughter Jennifer Ward.

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Survivors include wife Wendy Early Ward; daughter Joy Rainwater (Danny); sons Chris Ward (Kenna), Tyler Ward and Tucker Ward; grandchildren Brianna, Beau, Genevieve and Jacob; siblings Jackie Ward, Sara Navarro (Frank), Peggy Twiford and Gus Ward Jr. (Jeannie); nieces and nephews.

A private family graveside service will be held at Manteo Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on June 14 at Liberty Christian Fellowship. All are invited.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bethel Colony of Mercy (bethelcolony.org) or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (lls.org).

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family. www.TwifordFH.com.