Samuel "Sam" Adam Ward

Samuel “Sam” Adam Ward passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Vidant Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Born on February 14, 1965, Sam was the family Valentine. He was raised in Greenville and graduated from J.H. Rose High School and continued his education for two years at ASU in Boone, NC. Later he received an Associate degree at Pitt Community College. Sam was employed at Nortel and other IT companies at the Research-Triangle, also Data Group and Cyber Sharks in Greenville. Sam made friends easily, loved music, and enjoyed cooking. His humor, fun loving spirit and his gift for entertaining will be missed by his family, Kathryn, and his many friends. Sam was preceded in death by his father, Alton J. Ward, Jr.; and brother, Jack. He is survived by his: mother, Martha; daughter, Elizabeth; sister, Leslie; and fiancé, Kathryn Yorke. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Joy Soup Kitchen, St. James United Methodist Church, or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory, Greenville, NC. Online condolences at