(WADLEY) The funeral for William Pierce Ware Jr., 62, of Wadley will be Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with visitation from 12-1 p.m. before services begin and burial to follow at Skyview Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Ware died Friday, Aug. 23, at Tanner-East Alabama Medical Center in Wedowee.

A Randolph County native, Mr. Ware was born Aug. 10, 1957, the son of William Pierce Ware Sr. and Mozelle Story Ware. He was a member of Peace and Goodwill Baptist Church. Mr. Ware attended Wadley High School, where he played basketball. He later worked as a manager for National Management Resources for several years, co-owned All 'n One Cleaning and worked for Anniston Star Delivery. He also worked at Randolph County Hospital and Newnan Hospital while he was employed by Service Master for 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Heard Ware of Wadley; three daughters, Tia Ware of Arlington, Va., Crystal Freeman and Shaneeka Minnifield; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Joyce Brown, Brenda Jane Ware and Louise Ware Minnifield, all of Roanoke; and brother, Jimmy Roger Ware of Roanoke. Mr. Ware was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Patrick Ware.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.