He was 79.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Syble Ware; a daughter, Betty Jean Lyle; and a sister, Arthel Collins.
Survivors include three daughters, LeVonda Studdard and Brenda Spence, both of LaFayette, and Sandra Stephens, Thomasville, Ga.; son, Larry Edward Ware, LaFayette; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two nieces.
The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home.
Burial will be in LaFayette Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.