Ware — John R. Jr, 80, Lincoln, died Friday (12/29/01). Born, Nederland, Texas, (10/14/21) to John R. Sr and Mary Beatrix (Howell) Ware. Graduated, Nederland High School, 1939. Retired lt. col., Air Force pilot, 28 years. Served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Cold War. Graduated, University of Omaha. Member: AF&AM 1163, Port Neches, Texas; Sesostris Shrine, Lincoln; Eagle Scout; Capitol City Christian Church. Survivors: wife, Gloria; sons, daughter-in-law, Gary R. “Randy”, David E., John R. III “Rick” and Karen, all Lincoln; sister, Lillian Arnold, Nederland, Texas; brother, Joe L. Ware, Bertram, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Capitol City Christian Church, 7800 Holdrege St. Pastor Bill Thornton. Private entombment, Wyuka Cemetery Mausoleum. Military honors, Nebraska Air National Guard Honor Guard. Visitation: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday with the family greeting friends 6-8 p.m., Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St. Memorials to the church.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star (NE) – Monday, December 31, 2001