Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. and funeral services 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport, Texas for Bob Ware Jr., 80, of Cottondale, Texas, with interment at the cemetery in Wizard Wells, Texas. Bob Ware was born June 16, 1937 in Chico, Texas to Robert Lee and Jessie Hughes Ware. He attended Bryson High School and McMurry University.
A retired Methodist minister, having served as Pastor for Paradise UMC, Garvin UMC, Rhome UMC and Allison Community Church he dedicated his life to helping those in need. Bob was also a prolific songwriter and musician who served as disc jockey in the 1960’s at the radio station in Jacksboro, Texas and, later, as editor/photographer of Herald Publishing Company’s twin-weekly newspapers and the Jack County Messenger. He was a contributing writer for the Bridgeport Index and was recognized by the Republic of Poland in exile for his articles placed in the National Archive in Budapest regarding accounts of soldiers in WWII.
He died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in a Wichita Falls hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ione Morrow Smith, and grandson Michael Ryan Ware.
Bob is survived by his wife of 54 years, Doris Calhoun Ware; children, Michael Ware and wife Diana; Robin Ware Keith and husband Jimmy; Robert Lee Ware III and wife Shirley; Angela Ware Tidwell and husband Lance, grandchildren, Ginger Terry, Scott Keith, Sarah Keith Gathings, Bonnie Keith Davis, Reggie Tidwell, Robbie Ware, Jessie Ware and Rosa Ware; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous other family and good friends.