Added by: Bill Miller
“JOHN WILLIAM WARE, age 92 years, a resident of Huttonsville, WV departed this life Thursday morning May 31, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Thursday January 15, 1920 at Valley Head son of the late Sylvester Warwick and Flora Swecker Ware. At a young age, he entered the workforce as a lumberjack in the Cheat Mountain Logging Camps. During WWII, John worked as a welder at the Wilmington Naval Shipyeards in Wilmington, DE, where on October 7, 1944 he met and married his soul mate Pauline Futral of Beaulaville, NC who preceded him in death on January 30, 2008, they had celebrated sixty-three years of marriage.
Surviving are two sons, Johnny “Denny” Ware and wife Sharon of Dunnellon, FL, Mike Ware and wife Suzanne of Collierville, TN; two daughters, Phyllis Harper and husband Charles of Huttonsville and Louise Edgell of Bridgeport; one sister Virgie Arbogast of Middletown, DE; eight grandchildren, Terry Ware and wife Cathy of Buchannon, Duane Ware and wife Melissa of Elkins, Chad Ware and wife Carrie Jo of Chicago, IL, Ron Hight and wife Dionne of Canton, OH, Luanne Cook of Beverly, Eric Ware and wife Lauren of Collierville, TN, Sally Acker and husband Pete of Auburn, AL and Katie Haitz and husband Brian of Denver, CO; eleven great grandchildren, Kyle, Amanda, Ciara, Brooke, Adam, Dylan, Haley, Cassidy, Hunter, Karissa, and Hudson; numerous loving nieces and nephews.
Also preceding him in death is one grandson, Steven Hight.
Following VE Day, John and his wife moved to South Charleston, WV where they were welders in a bomb factory until VJ Day. Following the end of WWII, John moved back to Valley Head and became a life-long resident of the upper Tygart Valley. He began his thirty-nine year coal mining career when he was hired as an electrician/mechanic for Hickory Lick Coal Mines in Monterville. His coal mining career continued with stints at Marson mines in Star Bridge and Davis. He joined the H & C Coal Company in Monterville. Later, after H & C moved operations to Philippi, John was made partner and Vice-President of the new H,W & C Coal Company. Following retirement in 1984, John took up his real passions which included: avid fisherman and hunter, bee keeper, maple syrup producer, and master vegetable grower where he became a fixture at the Elkins’ Farmers Market. During his career, John along with his wife Pauline also owned and operated the Huttonsville Gas Station and owned the Coffee Shop/ General Store in Mill Creek. He was a member of the Valley Chapel United Methodist Church for over 60 years and served his community as a Huttonsville Councilman. John was also noted for his great sense of humor.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5PM to 8PM, Saturday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel, Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 1:30 PM. Pastor Leon Brown will officiate and interment will follow at the Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville, WV. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of donations to Mountain Hospice Inc., 2 First Street, Elkins, WV 26241 or to the Valley Chapel United Methodist Church, Route # 1, Box 42, Huttonsville, WV 26273.”
Old Brick Church Cemetery
West Virginia, USA
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Created by: Bill Miller
Record added: Jun 01, 2012
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