Gordon Lee Ward, Sr. passed away peacefully on September 26, 2020, at the age 84. Gordon Lee was born in Eastville, Virginia on January 27, 1936 where he lived his entire life. In 1954, he married Lois Ann Nottingham who he was married to for 53 years when she died in 2007.
Many of Gordon Lee’s working years were spent at Ward’s Body Shop and later at Doughty Ford and Elliott Automotive. Gordon Lee never met a stranger and developed many lasting friendships along the way. In his later years, he enjoyed spending his time working as a starter at Bay Creek Golf Course.
Gordon Lee enjoyed fishing and taking numerous boat trips on the Happy Times, Fat Cat, and the Playmate, golfing and being what some would call a pool shark, spending many afternoons shooting pool in the back of the barbershop where he cut hair. Gordon Lee was a member of Saint Charles Catholic Church. For many years, he was a member of Exmore Moose Lodge, Eastville Volunteer Fire Co., Eastville Town Council, and Khedive Shriners. His most enjoyed moments were spent with family, especially his children and grandchildren, friends, and he also loved the company of his grand-dogs Sandi, Diva, and Bella.
Gordon Lee is survived by his son, Gordon Lee Ward, Jr. and his wife Wanda; his daughter, Lisa Ward Tiedemann and her husband Dan; four grandchildren, Jessica Robberecht (Dustin), Heather Bouchard (Louis), Haley Tiedemann, and T.R. Parks (Nicole); and six great-grandchildren, Schuyler, Johannes, Leila, Aria, Ryder, and Kayla.
Gordon Lee will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to many.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 29th at 11:30 a.m. from the graveside at Cape Charles Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Breslin officiating. There will be a visitation at the graveside from 11;00 to 11;30 a.m.
in lieu of flowers,contributions may be made to Occohannock On the Bay, 9403 Camp Lane, Belle Haven, VA. 23306. Online condolences may be sent to the family at foxfuneralhomes.com Arrangements by Fox Funeral Home, Temperanceville.
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