CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Mr. Jack R. Ware, 91, of Charleston, formerly of Logan, departed this life Monday, May 21, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston. Born May 9, 1921, at Rush Run, he was a son of the late Leonard Henry and Bernice Miller Ware. Also preceding him in death was his loving wife, Ruth Sis Brady Ware; four brothers, Leonard, James, Bill and Charles Ware, and two sisters Virginia Stuckey and Elizabeth Lawson. Mr. Ware worked for National Mattress Company traveling the east coast selling to retail stores along the way. Jack worked at the early age of 10 at Gay Coal and Coke with the other Ware boys. In their later lives, the Ware brothers worked in various coal company stores as butchers throughout Logan County and loved to share stories with each other of their experiences. Jack was a 13 year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean Conflict and attained the rank of MSgt. After WWII, Jack and his older brother Leonard opened Ware Grocery in West Logan. Survivors include one daughter, Susie Ware (Rodney) Stephens of Charleston; grandchildren, Patrick Ware Stephens, Anna Stephens, Sarah Burgess and Lee Valenti; great-grandchildren, Patrick Burgess, Ellie Burgess, Evan Burgess, Emma Stephens and Sam and Charley Valenti; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of other family members and good friends including his special caregiver, Teresa Burford and his other caregivers and hospice workers. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24, at Honaker Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill with Military Graveside Rites. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Condolences may be left at www.honakerfuneralhome.org Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Logan Banner, The (WV) – Tuesday, May 22, 2012