Mr. Ware attended Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Annie Ware.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ware of Chattanooga; daughter, Rita Magness of Chattanooga; son, Steve Ware of Chatsworth, Ga.; sister, Robbie Hallmark of Chattanooga; brother, Claude Ware of Apison; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m. today, Sept. 18, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. R.G. Hutcheson and Rev. Johnny Ware officiating.
Pallbearers will be Stanley Gravitt, Wayne Gravitt, Danny Gravitt, Shawn Gravitt, Steve Holland and Dale Ware.
Family will receive friends until service time today at W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home in Fort Oglethorpe.