Joe Leslie Ware, Sr., 88, of Bertram, Texas passed away October 14, 2012 in Austin, Texas. He was born February 10, 1924 in Nederland, Texas.
Joe proudly served his country aboard the USS Colorado during World War II. He continued his service by initiating the now hugely popular Memorial Day program at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas. His loyalty to his country and family was evident throughout his life.
Joe retired from the Texas Highway Department in 1982. He was a prominent resident of Bertram, Texas where he helped expand the Bertram Library and was active in the First United Methodist Church. Our one-of-a-kind “Joe Daddy” could always make you smile and offered a helping hand. He was a mighty example of how to live life to the fullest – Joe Daddy will be missed by all.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Christine Salyer Ware.
He is survived by his 3 children, Mary Lou Wells, Paula Rutherford and Les Ware; 5 grandchildren & 15 great grandchildren.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening, on Wednesday, the 17th of October 2012, at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas.
The funeral service will be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday, the 18th of October 2012, at First United Methodist Church, 115 North Street, Bertram, Texas with Rev. Chris Bistline officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers and customary remembrances, memorials may be sent to the National Museum of the Pacific, 340 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624. Condolences may be sent to www.cookwaldenfuneralhome.com
Liberty Hill Cemetery
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Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Jun 05, 2005
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