“It all began in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when Henry and Grace Ware were blessed with a new, baby boy on July 7, 1936. This loving couple named their new son Dan Eugene. Dan grew up and attended school in Tulsa, where he ultimately graduated from the acclaimed Booker T. Washington High School with the Class of 1954. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served his country honorably. Better known as “Pa Pa” or “Pa Pa Dan,” Mr. Ware evolved into a tremendous family man with a huge place in his heart for children. Not only his, but just about everybody’s child he ran into. He served the Lord with Gladness. His faithful, untiring devotion to God as a Deacon at Friendship will always be remembered. His Ministry will also be reflected upon whenever a child runs by. He was known around the church as “Papa Dan.” Children always followed him and flocked to him, mainly because of his pockets being stuffed with candy. Laughter, being good for the soul, was evident by his sense of humor. He loved good jokes and telling jokes. He was also a sports enthusiast and knew the games quite well. He could discuss sports for hours on end. Realizing the importance of an education, Mr. Ware was a huge supporter of education and strongly encouraged all his grandchildren to do well in school, as well as to go to college. A man that findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and he found a good thing in his lovely wife, Frances. He loved his wife very much and everyone knew it. You never saw one of them without the other until his health started to fail. He was often teased by his daughters when they wanted a girls day out with their mom, and he would be right there as well. Just seven days after reaching Three Score and Ten, Deacon Dan Eugene Ware surrendered his Soul to Jesus on Friday morning, with his loving family at his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Grace Ware; his brother, Marion Sutton and his sisters, Louise and Ada Fields. Remaining to wait on the Lord; his devoted wife, Frances; his children, John and Demae Ashley, Donna and Bob Willis, Glenda and Jerry Black, Merle and Andrea Ashley, Anita and Cliff Howard, Regina and Wayman Tisdale, Danetta and John Goff and Angela Ware; twenty-five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his siblings, Margaret Hoffman, Maxine Horn, Max Henry and Margaret Ware, Benny Jo and Napoleon Berry and Laverne and Ruben Phillips; as well as a caravan of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and his Friendship Church family.
The final hour will be on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. in the Friendship Church. Pastor Weldon Tisdale will officiate. The Christian Committal will follow at Green Acres Memorial Gardens.
You may visit Deacon Ware, as he slumbers at the Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc., on Tuesday from 10 AM to 7 PM at the funeral home in Tulsa.”
In Memory Record added: Nov 07, 2010