Celebration of Life Services for James Robert Ware, Sr., 77, of Gordonville, Texas, will be held Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Cowboy Church, Hwy. 377, North in Whitesboro, Texas. He passed away at his home Saturday, July 2nd with his family by his side. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home.
He was born to James Robert and Alice Ware Cook on May 10, 1939, and at the age of 14, was adopted by Paul and Peggy Ware. He met his wife, Ellen Annette Ware in 1993, at the Grand Prairie Bowling Lanes. They were introduced by his brother and sister-in-law, Butch and Fran Ware. He loved the outdoors and also loved to hunt and fish with his sons and daughter. He entered many fishing tournaments. He enjoyed being on the water and living so close to the lake and enjoyed his retirement at Lake Texoma. His family was very important to him as was spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Annette Ware of Gordonville; hisdaughter, Carolyn Jo Baker, and husband, Bruce; sons, Jimmy Ware and wife, Joanie; Jeffery Ware and wife, Jennifer; step-children, Monika Harris and husband, Jay; Donna Morrell and husband, Robert; Amy Maxey and husband, Tracy; grandchildren, Justin Thomas, Brandon Thomas and Nicholas Ware; grandson, Jacob Ware and great-grandson, Kellum Ware and step-grandchildren, Maddy Morrell, Tony Morrell, Ian Ellis, Joey Maxey and Lane Maxey; brothers, George Ware and Paul Ware, Jr. and wife, Amy and sister, Katie Hillard and husband, Chet.
He was preceded in death by his biological parents, James and Alice Cook and adopted parents, Paul and Peggy Ware, and a sister, Linda Houston.