He was preceded in death by his parents, Stewart Ware and Barbara Alexander Ware, and wife, Betty Ware.
He was Church of Christ by faith.
He is survived by his brothers, David Ware Sr. and Dennis Rains; sisters, Christine Wallace and Candace Ware; companion, Jennifer Lowrey and her children he loved dearly, Hannah and Luke Lowrey; nephews, David Ware Jr., Mitchell Wallace, Brandon Wallace and Kobe Mullins; and niece, Elizabeth Wallace.
Memorial services will be announced later by the family.
Arrangements are by Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, Soddy-Daisy.