Mr. Ware was a native of Leake County and a member of Lena United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was in law enforcement for 33 years.
Survivors include three sons, Chris Ware of Navarre, Fla., Mike Ware of Shreveport, La. and Terry Ware of Clinton; one sister, Elogene Hogue of Walnut Grove; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to Lena United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.