MARTINSVILLE — Charles Elwood Ware, 67, of Martinsville, died Thursday at Morgan County Hospital.
Born May 21, 1931, in Charles Town, W.Va., he was the son of John C. and Nora (Muma) Ware.
He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Services in 1986 and was employed at Coldwell Banker Dunn Real Estate in Martinsville. He was a certified erosion and soil control specialist consultant, a member of Martinsville’s plan commission and zoning board and a Democratic precinct committeeman.
He had earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from West Virginia University, and was the founder and president of the Indiana chapter of West Virginia Alumni Association.
An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of American Legion Post 230.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Early Edition Kiwanis and United Methodist Church Men’s Club.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Ware; one son, Charles M. Ware of Manassas, Va.; and one daughter, Carole L. Ware of Bradenton, Fla.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Logan R. Ware and Howard C. Ware; and two sisters, Helen Snyder and Mary Baker.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Costin Funeral Home in Martinsville with the Rev. Don Smith officiating. Burial will be at Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town, W.Va., where military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m. today at Costin Funeral Home.
Services will also be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town, where visitation is scheduled one hour prior to services.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church or the Manna Mission.
Source: Herald-Times (Bloomington, IN) – Saturday, January 23, 1999