Mr. Ware was a retired farmer and contractor. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Vivian Ware, and one son, Floyd Ware Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Ware of Shaw; six daughters, Dorothy (Joe Willie) Shelton of Chicago, Freddie Ware, Flora (Reginald) Lewis and Contessia Jenkins, all of Portland, Ore., and Earnestine Rucker and Alexis Ware, both of Shaw; four sons, Jimmy (Mildred B.) Ware of Boyle and Carl (Doretha) Ware, Percy Ware, Larry Ware and Joseph (Jackie) Ware, all of Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Annie Silas of Shaw and Elnora Fly of Chicago; one brother, Lee Lenathaniel Ware of Shaw; 32 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Dillon Funeral Home, Leland.
The Rev. W.E. Tinson will officiate.