Carlton Ward Garrish, 87, of Ocracoke, died Friday, Dec. 14, at his home.
A native of Ocracoke, he was born June 18, 1931, to the late Ruby E. Austin Garrish and James D. Garrish. Ward retired from the State of North Carolina Department of Transportation.
He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
Ward is survived by his wife, Linda Teeter Garrish; two children, Sandy Boos Morris (Marco) and Warwick V. Boos II (Kristen) all of Ocracoke; seven grandchildren, Abigail Morris of Ocracoke, Brittany Boos of Newport, Brienna Boos of Newport, Rebecca Boos of Ocracoke, Brendan Boos of Newport, Katie Kinnion of Ocracoke, and Caroline Stocks of Ocracoke; a brother, Walter Potter Garrish of Virginia Beach, Virginia; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandchild, JT Boos; brother, James D. Garrish; and two sisters-in-law, Dora Jane Garrish and Germaine Garrish.
A story about Ward and his fascination with the Lost Colony can be read here.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23, at Ocracoke Community Cemetery. In the event of adverse weather, the service will be held at Ocracoke Assembly of God. The family will receive friends and relatives after the service at the home.
The family would like to sincerely thank everyone for their love, support, calls, food and most of all for their prayers. May God bless you all.
Twiford Funeral Homes is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.TwifordFH.com.