WARE, Joseph Latane’, of Dunnsville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 1, 2018. He was an 85-year member of Rappahannock Christian Church, where he served as deacon for over 50 years, and in many other capacities when called upon. Joe was a Christian man and generous to those in Essex County as a silent patron. He was a charter member and former treasurer of the Liberty Bell Shrine Club. Joe was a member of Arlington Masonic Lodge #102 and American Legion Post #64, where he served as treasurer for many years. Joe served his country in World War II and was a proud veteran. A pillar of the community, Joe’s proudest accomplishment was having the war monument erected on the Tappahannock Courthouse Green, which names Essex County natives who served their country beginning with the French and Indian War through the Vietnam era. He and his wife were honored to receive the Tappahannock Rotary Club’s Citizens of the Year Award in 2012. Joe was president and general manager of Ware Oil Company, Inc., Dunnsville, of which he was a partner with two brothers, Arthur and Guilford, until his retirement in 1992. Joe was preceded in death by three siblings, James C. Ware, C. Arthur Ware and Ella Beck. Joe is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Helen Scott Ware; two brothers, Guilford D. Ware of Norfolk and Dr. Henry M. Ware of Newport News; one sister, Lila Palmer of Richmond; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and dear friends, Patti and Dave Ballance of Quinton, Virginia, Ralph and Carolyn Elliott of Dunnsville. Joe also leaves behind his cherished pet of 26 years, an African Grey parrot named Scotty, who called Joe “Buddy-Buddy.” Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, in Rappahannock Christian Church, Dunnsville. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday in the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Essex County Museum & Historical Society, P.O. Box 404, Tappahannock, Va. 22560, or the Rappahannock Christian Church, P.O. Box 1111, Dunnsville, Va. 22454. rrangements by Faulkner Funeral Homes, Marks-Bristow Chapel, Tappahannock.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch: Web Edition Articles (VA) – Sunday, February 4, 2018