A retired pipe fitter at Ethyl Corp. and a patient at Baton Rouge Health Care Center for the past three years, he died at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. He was 79, a resident of Zachary and a native of Central. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Visiting was at Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Zachary, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visiting at the funeral home from 8:30 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Thursday, conducted by the Rev. Fred Youngs. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge. Survived by his wife, Eunice Pace Ware of Zachary; his children, Leo Ware and wife Linda of Denham Springs, Amy Hayes and husband Tommy of Denham Springs, Debbie Jones and husband Larry of Vicksburg, Miss., John W. Taylor and wife Dee of Brazoria, Texas, Donna Phenald and husband D.D. of Pride, and Diane Northrop and husband Kenny of Grangeville; two sisters, Elaine Fuentes of Denham Springs, and Emma Duplessis and husband Arthur of Baton Rouge; 13 grandchildren, Shane and Mark Ware, Michelle Overmeyer, Jean Ann Williams, Jesse Hayes, Lori Venable, Casey Phenald, John “J.J” Taylor Jr., Jake Taylor, Leslie and Todd Phenald, Amanda Arthur and Michael Kelly; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, William Parrish and Emma Duhon Ware; and brothers, W.P. Ware Jr. and Russell Ware. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. He was a life member of VFW Post 4224 in Baker.
Source: Advocate, The (Baton Rouge, LA) – Thursday, March 28, 2002