Yorktown – George Edward Ware, 88, of Yorktown, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the Waters of Yorktown following an extended illness.
George was born August 8, 1926 in Daleville, Indiana to the late Fred and Ruth Ware. He graduated from Yorktown High School in 1944. He was a United States Navy Veteran, serving during WW II.
George worked for Borg Warner for forty-five years before his retirement in 1992. He also owned his own painting company for forty years. After his retirement from Borg Warner he went on to work at Yorktown Community Schools in their maintenance department for another fifteen years. He was also a twenty year veteran of the Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and a past member of the Eagles Lodge. George was an outdoorsman who enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, and raising and training his Britney Spaniel hunting dogs.
George is survived by his four children, Darlene Miers (husband, Dean) of Yorktown, Ed Ware (wife, Debbie) of Muncie, Brett Ware of Yorktown and Bart Ware (wife, Erika) of Muncie; sister, Mary Frances Ferrell of Yorktown; six grandchildren, Lisa Vuurman (husband, David) of Plainfield, Jeffrey Miers of Yorktown, Jennifer Cox (husband, Tim) of Fortville, Holly Luzadder (husband, Mark) of Yorktown Parker Ware and Molly Ware both of Orlando, FL; eight great-grandchildren, Bailey, Macey and Brodey Cox, Nate and Cooper Luzadder, Tyler and Austin Vuurman, and Alex Miers; and several nieces and nephews.
George was preceded in death by his wife, Annalou Ware; sister, Alberta Fulhart; and special friend, Lorraine Buis.
A funeral service to celebrate George’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Gant Funeral Home, 2215 S. Broadway St., Yorktown, IN. Burial will follow in Yorktown Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Veterans of Delaware County Honor Guard.
Friends and family may gather to share and remember from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2015 and one hour prior to services from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Gant Funeral Homes, Yorktown Chapel.
The Gant and Miller families are honored to celebrate the life of George with his family and community.