David Warren Ware Jr. Obituary, 2014

David Warren Ware Jr. Obituary
David Warren Ware Jr.

1946 – 2014 

WARE, David Warren Jr., 68, of Yorktown, died tragically Friday, December 19, near his home. He was born in Williamsburg, May 20, 1946 to David W. (deceased) and Martha Millner Ware; and moved to Toano at age 1. He attended Toano School, moving on to Matthew Whaley and James Blair High School. He graduated from Christ Church Episcopal Boys School and then the College of William and Mary. He was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity, where he was quite the life of the party. He served as an Infantry Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1972, graduating from OCS at Fort Benning, Ga. and was stationed at Fort Dix, N.J. and Watertown, N.Y. Through his sister, Martha, he met his first wife, Chase Ware. Together they had two daughters, Katharine Stafford Ware Gregory and Amanda Chase Ware Kizer. His second and present wife of 24 years, Sherron Ware, brought the addition of her son, Shane Hatchell, to his family. Over the course of his life, David operated the True Value Hardware Store, was general manager of the family shopping center, Colonial Towne Plaza, owned a roll off container business and a construction company. He served on the James City County Board of Supervisors, representing the Stonehouse District from 1977 to 1979. David was enjoying his “semi-retirement” from “real jobs” when his life was heartbreakingly cut short. He spent his days fishing, planting tomatoes and watermelons, raising chickens and gathering eggs. He was known for his “famous” BBQ, providing the meals for churches, condo parties, charities or anybody who just happened to stop by to say hello. They usually left with not only BBQ, but eggs, watermelons, fish, tomatoes or whatever was thriving at his place that day. David was a very gifted pianist and would often treat visitors to rousing renditions at the piano. He and Sherron were also quite the ballroom dancers. His absolute favorite activity was playing with and entertaining his grandchildren, Alex, Ian, Lily and Theodore (David called him “The Beav”). He was always in his work van on his way to help somebody rebuild or repair something, to feed or to comfort somebody and always, most assuredly, to entertain whomever he met by regaling one of his many, many hilarious, real life adventures. Even if they weren’t hilarious, David would work it in such a way that they were. You were usually guaranteed a good laugh by the time you left David. He belonged to many organizations. He was not just a member in name only, but a fully participating member, rolling up his sleeves and jumping in to make whatever organization a better place, always recruiting a crowd to accompany him to meetings. He belonged to the Jamestowne Society, The Mayflower Society, The Huguenot…

Published by Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home

Published in Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home from Dec. 29 to Dec. 31, 2014


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