Henry Theophilus Ware died peacefully in his sleep, at home in Egan, Louisiana, at 2:15 a.m., on April 24, 2012. He was born on June 22, 1922, in Bland Lake Community near San Augustine, Texas, to James Franklin Ware and Brookie Richards Ware. His father was born in San Augustine County; his mother was born in Barbour County, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Steele Ware, and two sons, David Henry Ware and Philip Franklin Ware; by his parents, James and Brookie Ware; and his brother James E. Ware. He is survived by his daughters, Dr. Cheryl Lynn Ware of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Kay W. Cavanaugh of Natchitoches, Louisiana; by his granddaughter, Rachel Olivia Cavanaugh of Natchitoches, Louisiana; by his sister, Mildred Snodgrass; by his sister-in-law, Iris Jean Wilkinson; by two nieces and three nephews; and by many cousins and friends, especially Billie Jennings and Charles Watson. He was a World War II veteran of the Signal Corps, 84th Infantry Division, the Railsplitters. After discharge, he worked for Sun Oil Company until his retirement in 1992. There will be a visitation on Thursday April 26, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home in Crowley, Louisiana. The funeral services will be at Wyman-Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine, Texas, on Saturday April 28, with visitation from 10:00-11:00 a.m. and the funeral service at 11 a.m., followed by graveside rites at Antioch Church of Christ Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey- Ferguson Funeral Home, Crowley, LA and Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine, TX.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 26, 2012