He was born in Walker County and had been a lifelong resident. He was a heavy equipment operator, most recently for East Tennessee Grading as well as several other construction companies. He was a member of Way of the Cross Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Calvin Ware.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Gaston Ware; mother, Sue Cochran Ware; daughter, Caroline Ware, all of Kensington; daughter and son-in-law, Crystal and Bo Adams, of Ringgold, Ga.; and brother, Calvin Ware, of Kensington.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Way of the Cross Baptist Church with Pastor Oscar Stapp officiating.
The family will receive friends this morning until the service.
Burial will follow in Coulter Cemetery.
Online register book is at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Homes, J. Avery Bryan Chapel, Chickamauga, Ga.