Billy Joe Ware, 20, southeast Kansas City, died Feb. 27, 1994, at Research Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Watkins Brush Creek Chapel; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the chapel.
Mr. Ware was born in Los Angeles and lived there until he moved to this area in 1978. He attended Van Horn and Center high schools.
Survivors include his mother, Mae Lois Johnson of the home; his father, William J. Ware, Los Angeles; five brothers, Andre Ware and Alan Ware of Kansas City, Anthony Ware, Atlanta, and Deano Ware and Demetrius Ware of Detroit; three sisters, Angela Ware, Grandview, Ursula Ware, Los Angeles, and Billie Patrice Newberry, Detroit; his paternal grandmother, Rosaline Boykin-Ware, Detroit; and his maternal grandmother, Ruthie Sloan, Little Rock, Ark.
Source: Kansas City Star, The (MO) – Wednesday, March 2, 1994