• Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home
    Jacksonville, FL
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Walter Estes Ware Sr. 1924 - 2013

Walter Estes Ware Sr.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I was a young journeyman on a furnace call in Paxon when I broke a hacksaw blade. Mr. Ware had recently opened the store at 5th and Commonwealth. It was late and they were close by and I went after a blade. Somehow I walked out of there with a hundred hacksaw blades. Senior had made me a deal. To this day we continue to do business with the Ware's and most likely will till we close the doors. Go with God Mr. Ware.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
“Senior” was, hands down, my favorite customer when I worked at SunTrust bank, primarily because he lived out the Golden Rule. The epitome of a Christian Southern gentleman, he was selfless in his kind and fair treatment of his employees, customers, and vendors like me. And grateful for those who helped make his business highly successful, he often would come to me and offer to help his employees finance their personal loans. Equally impressive was his service to his country, and as part of the Greatest Generation who answered America's call, he nearly made the “ultimate sacrifice” while in Europe. Most importantly, I'm convinced that shortly after he departed this world, he heard the words, “Well done, My good and faithful servant.” I certainly will enjoy the day I see him again.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mr. Ware was so nice and kind. He always wanted to feed me which I thought was so adorable. He had a great sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye always. He will defiitely be missed.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
It was a honor knowing Sr. When he came to the Ocala branch, he always remembered your name and always had a kind word for everyone. He was truly one of a kind. He is now one of God's Angels.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ware family.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Mr. Ware was a special person. He gave us our first sales opportunity and helped train me so the Faircloth family could live out our dream. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and we know he has gone to a better place.
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