He was 81. Mr. Ware was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area.
He was retired from Sweetwater Rug after more than 20 years.
He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Peggy Standridge, Dalton, Linda Weaver, Cohutta, Ga., Charolette Bennett, Atlanta, and Sadie Henry, Flintstone, Ga.; son, Vernon Ware, Chattanooga; two brothers, George Ware, Ringgold, and Charley Ware, Chickamauga; sister, Nita Longwith, Ringgold; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Wallis-Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Leon Hullander officiating.
Burial will be in the Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be today from 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.