He was born March 11, 1928 in Blue Ridge, Georgia, to Homer and Bertha (Flowers) Ware.
He is survived by his wife, Marie (Cole) Ware; sons, Joseph (LouAnne) Ware, Billy Cole, and Alvin Cole, all of Akron; daughters, Ethelene (Danny) Ensley, Viola Patterson, and Devina (Cecil) Lee, all of Blue Ridge; and by many nephews, nieces, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Adams Mason Funeral Home (791 E. Market Street, Akron). Final funeral and burial will take place in Blue Ridge.
(ADAMS MASON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 330-535-9186)