Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
Mr. Ware, a native and longtime resident of Haynesville, was born on October 1, 1932 to Corbon and Icy Ware and passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2013 in Homer, LA. After attending college, Jerry went to work for Humble Oil Company in South Texas. From 1968 to 1982 he was in the pulpwood and logging business. He then contracted for 10 years to Citgo Oil Company cutting pipeline. The last 15 years before retiring were his happiest, where he worked for Mid-Valley Pipeline, cutting stations from Karnak, TX to Delhi, LA with his sidekick Jamie Modisette. His leisure time was spent quail hunting in South Texas or deer hunting at Ware’s Chapel, fishing or just spending time at the farm. He continued to bushhog against doctor’s advice until his tractor had to be sabotaged. When often he just disappeared, he could be found visiting or just riding around in his truck. The first question he asked anyone who visited him at Heritage Nursing Center was “Where’s my truck?” He was also an avid football fan, especially where Mark coached.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Suzanne Young Ware; sons, Mike Ware and wife, Rachel of Homer, Mark Ware and wife, Lisa of West Monroe; grandchildren, Justin, Kimberley, Chelsey, and Jonathan Ware; nephew, Greg Hampton and wife, Marilyn.
Mr. Ware was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary Frances Ware and Pat Hampton.
Pallbearers will be Miller “Scrappy” Winn, David McCuen, Roger Slack, Sammie Ware, Dan Ware, and Mark Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be Barry Owens, James Modisette, Phillip Baker, Don Thrash, and Thurston Ware.
The family wishes to express a very special thanks for the care and comfort from Dr. Clint Butler, Dr. Larry Ezel, Dr. Sam Abshire, Sherry Hickman and Arlene Martin.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Ware’s Chapel Cemetery Fund or the charity of your choice