Dr. Thomas Clayton Ware, 88, a 50-year resident of Lookout Mountain, died Friday morning at Hospice of Chattanooga.
He taught English at the University of Cincinnati for five years before coming to University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1967 where he taught primarily Irish and British Literature for 40 years, 20 of those as the head of the English Department.
He served four years in the U.S. Navy, two in Hawaii as an aerial photographer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lindsay and Josie Ware and five brothers, Don, Roger, Jerry, Dennis, and Steve Ware.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years Judy; five children and their spouses; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. daughter, Susan Cofer, of Chattanooga; grandson, Michael Cofer, of Sarasota, Fla.; granddaughter, Catherine (Brian) Lowe (Claire and Audrey), of Sarasota, Fla.; granddaughter, Elizabeth (Chris) Miller (Jackson, Andrew, and Charlie), of Humboldt, SK, Canada.; daughter, Linda (Jack) Atchley, of Signal Mountain; son, Tom Ware, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; granddaughter, Lindsay Ware, Rachel Ware and grandson, Clay Ware, of Ringgold, Ga.; son, Matthew (Paula) Ware, of Chattanooga; granddaughter, Brooke Ware, of Chattanooga; granddaughter, Caroline Ware, of Chattanooga; son, Christopher (Celeste) Ware and Grandson Memphis Ware, of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Pat Robertson and Peggy (Bob) Schoenoff, of Louisville, Ky.; brother-in-law, Dave (Carolyn) Klosterman, great friends and world travel companions for 30 years, also from Louisville, Ky. Many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the UTC English Department in his honor.
There will be a memorial gathering for family and friends in Chattanooga at a later date.
“I’ll be looking at the moon, but I’ll be seeing you.”
Please share your thoughts and memories at: www. ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.
Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press (TN) – Wednesday, July 19, 2017