Arnold L. Ware Jr., 82, a longtime resident of Cleveland, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.
He was a member of the Lamontville Baptist Church. He attended Waterville Baptist Church until his current illness.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and the second generation owner of Ware’s Radio and TV. He loved spending time with his family and longed to be reunited with his wife, of 49 years, Wanda.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Walker Ware; parents, Alice and Arnold L. Ware Sr.; and sister, Irene Ware Creekmore.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory four children and their spouses; Mark Ware, Marilyn Ware Duncan and husband, John, of Calhoun, Melinda Ware Heatherly and fiancé, David Wilson, of Jacksboro and David Ware of Cleveland; siblings: Bobbye Creaseman and Norma Taylor and husband of Alabama; eight grandchildren: Kelly (Doug) McCutchen, Ben (Darlene) Ware, Nancy (Brian) Carey, Brandon (Haley) Ware, Ty Purdie, Matthew Purdie, Alexis Ware and Shaelyn Ware; four great-grandchildren: Natalie and Forrest McCutchen and Brody and Aubrey Ware; special friend, Judy Wilson; and several nieces and nephews; and he is survived by his lap companion, Scrappy that he rescued seven years ago.
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in the chapel of Grissom Funeral Home with Al Taylor officiating.
Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Calhoun Community Cemetery with military honors.
David Wilson, Brian Carey, Doug McCutchen, Ben Ware, Brandon Ware, Ty Purdie, Wesley Loscudo and Matthew Purdie will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the service.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and friends of the dialysis center for seeing him through his 12 years of treatment.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Ware family guestbook at www.grissomfh.net.