Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery under direction of Community Funeral Home of Tyler.
Mr. Ware died July 14, 2010, at East Texas Medical Center Hospital. He was born Jan. 19, 1925, in Tyler and attended Stanton High School, Prairie View A&M, Texas A&M and University of Colorado at Fort Collins. He lived in Smith County more than 50 years and in Paris, Texas, for 34 years. He was a member of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church and retired county agent of Lamar County.
Mr. Ware organized the Farmer’s Market in Paris, received Distinguished Service Award from National Association of County Agricultural Agents and was county chairman of Lamar County Extension Service. He did volunteer work in Paris with United Way, Boy’s Club, Kiwanis Club, Child Welfare Board, Retired Senior Volunteer Program and Red River Valley Exposition Association. He also served as director for Lamar County Chamber of Commerce and as a member of Paris City Council. He was preceded in death by his father, Jacob Ware; mother, Hope Ware; and brother, Leamon Ware.
Survivors include his wife, Florine Franklin Ware, Tyler; daughter, Quintoinette Ware Adams (Charles), McKinney; and grandsons, Charles Albert Adams and Carlton Odell Adams, both of McKinney.
Pallbearers are Rudy Ware, Clay Ware, Jesse Ware, Scott Oliver, Virdell Howland, Wyndel Henry and Claude Ector.
Honorary pallbearers are Cecil Ware, Charles Lee, Australia Hubbard, Amos Oliver, Alvin Anderson, J.C. Franklin, Marvin Calloway, Andrew Melontree and deacons of Galilee Baptist Church. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, July 20, 2010, from 6 to 7 p.m. Continued viewing will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 21, 2010.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Albert Lee Ware Scholarship Fund, care of Galilee Baptist Church, P.O. Box 4060, Tyler, 75712.