He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Lula Russelburg Ware; four brothers, Billy, Joe, Jimmy and Tommy Ware; and two sisters, Kay Robards and Linda Sumpter.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sandra L. Ware; two daughters, Shannon R. Ware and Lyndsey M. Reinert (Jacob) of Rineyville; two grandchildren, Madyson and Collyn Reinert, the loves of his life; a brother, Danny Ware; three sisters, Wanda Bryan, Brenda Gunn and Carolyn Loughary; and many nieces and nephews.
Burial will be at a later date at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff.
Expressions of sympathy can take the form of donations to the American Heart Association or any veteran association. Condolences may be expressed at www.brownfuneral.com.