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Funeral services announced for Sgt. Chris Ward & K-9 Deputy Logan Fox

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Last Updated on May 3, 2021 3:04 pm

*Note – This information has been updated from an earlier version to reflect the change of location to the Holmes Center on the App State campus*


Funeral services for Watauga County Deputies Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox have been announced by Austin and Barnes Funeral Home.

Services for both men will be conducted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 3 p.m.the ASU Holmes Convocation Center. Doors will open to the public at 1 PM. Those attending should wear a mask.

Guest register books will also be available at the Watauga County Sheriff's Office and Boone Police Department.


Below are each man's obituary courtesy of Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory.

Obituary of Logan Shane Fox

Logan Shane Fox came into this world on February 8th, 1996.

From the moment of his arrival, the joy, happiness, and positivity that he brought to those around him was boundless. He was an amazing son, brother, and friend. His love for his father and his little sister, Siena was fierce. His kindness and caring knew no limits. When he walked into a room his bright eyes and big smile greeted anyone in his path. His laughter was infectious, and he was described as a “big brother” by so many. It was his natural instinct to make people laugh and feel at ease in his presence.

Logan had a knack for surrounding himself with wonderful people and incredibly strong friendships with whom he remained in contact with from childhood throughout his adulthood. The strongest of which is his high school sweetheart and absolute Love of His Life for seven years, Anneliese Moody with whom he planned to spend the rest of his life with and will forever remain a part of the Fox family.

Logan was and will always remain to be; as one friend stated the day we brought him home from Winston Salem, “the glue that keeps us all together”. He was molded with the heart of a servant that began to show at an early age.

He was only 14 when he was awarded the Community Service and Impact Award from his hometown of Beech Mountain and continued to grow through a life of self-sacrifice when he became a Sheriff's Deputy. He graduated BLET at Wilkesboro Community College as Val Victorian, with the highest GPA of his class. He was recruited on graduation day in 2017 by the Ashe County Sheriff's Office and soon after promoted to K9 Deputy where he was partnered with K9 Raven.

Logan then moved to the Watauga County Sheriff's Office in 2019 with his K9 partner to continue his passion as a K9 Deputy. Throughout his short but impactful career Logan loved serving as a law enforcement officer but even deeper was his love for his brothers and sister who served side by side with him till the end.

Logan is Survived by his father: Timothy Fox and girlfriend Erica Aronica, his mother Maureen Kelly Fox, sister Siena Fox, his girlfriend and true love, Anneliese Moody, grandmother Laura Fox, uncles Gary and Kenneth Fox, aunts Elizabeth and Karen Fox, numerous cousins, friendships, his K9 Partner Raven as well as his brothers and sister who served with him.

Services for Logan Fox and Christopher Ward will be conducted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 3 p.m. in the ASU Holmes Convocation Center. Doors will open to the public at 1 p.m. Those attending should wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in care of the Watauga County Sheriff's Department, 184 Hodges Gap Road, Boone, N.C. 28607, to:

● Candice Ward for Sgt. Ward

● Tim Fox or Anneliese Moody for K-9 Deputy Fox

Guest register books will be available at the Watauga County Sheriff's Office and Boone Police Department.

End of watch came in the line of duty for Logan on April 28th, 2021 but his story, his legacy, and his impact on the lives he touched will live on forever.

Online condolences may be shared with the Fox family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. Austin and Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Fox family.

Obituary of Christopher David Ward

Watauga County Sheriff's Sergeant Christopher David Ward, age 36, of Sugar Grove, died in the line of duty, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Born June 27, 1984, in Watauga County, he was the son of David Ward and the late Elizabeth “Libby” Kincaid Ward. Chris was a loving husband and father. He was a member of Green Valley Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Chris was a graduate of Watauga High School and Basic Law Enforcement Training. He began his career at the Beech Mountain Police Department in in 2013, and joined the Watauga County Sheriff's Department in 2018.

He is survived by his wife, Candice Hamby Ward, two daughters, Molly and Katie Ward, his father, Rev. David Ward and special friend, Betty Wood, his maternal grandmother, Thelma Ward, one sister, Keisha Hicks and husband Kyle, and their children, Samuel Hicks, Benjamin Hicks, Abel Hicks, Libby Hicks and Thelma Hicks, his mother in law, Renee' Hamby, his father in law, Doug Hamby, his grandparents in law, Ann and Stanley Hamby and Ray Beshears, brother in law, Josh Hamby and wife Stephanie, and their children, Titus, Tilden, Talon and Tesa Rose, aunts and uncles, Bill & Delores Stewart, Jim and Danette Mixon, Harold and Donna Harmon, Alfred Eggers, Tim and Janie Beach, Tony and Cathy Kincaid, Earl and Ivadean Proffitt, Donna Watson, Amanda Greene, Cecil Hamby, Teresa Langolis,. He was preceded in death by his mother, Libby Kincaid Ward, his paternal grandfather, Albert Ward, his maternal grandmother in law, Evelyn Beshears, and aunts and uncles, Diane Eggers, Minnie Bryan, Mike Kincaid, Robbie Kincaid and Billie Kincaid.

Services for Christopher Ward and Logan Fox will be conducted Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 3 PM at the ASU Holmes Convocation Center. Doors will open for public seating at 1 PM. Those attending should wear a mask.

A private family service for Christopher Ward will be conducted Friday, May 7, 2021 at 2 pm at Green Valley Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Green Valley Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in care of the Watauga County Sheriff's Department, 184 Hodges Gap Road, Boone, N.C. 28607, to:

● Candice Ward for Sgt. Ward

● Tim Fox or Anneliese Moody for K-9 Deputy Fox

Guest register books will be available at the Watauga County Sheriff's office and Boone Police Department.

Online condolences may be shared with the Ward family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Ward family.

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