On Thursday, March 9, 2023, William N. Ware Jr, loving husband, and father passed away at age 78 surrounded by his family.
He was born March 12, 1944, to William and Ruth (Emberlin) Ware. After graduating from Sapulpa High School in 1963, he went to work for Frisco/BNSF in Tulsa and worked there for over 40 years. He was a hard worker and had the stamina of someone much younger and could outwork most people. He was very conservative with his money, and some would say he squeaked when he walked. He would negotiate and haggle over just a few dollars.
J.R. lived a full life and loved the outdoors and spent much of his time hunting, fishing, riding/training horses and feeding cows. After retirement, most of his time was spent on his ranch, fixing fence, working on his tractor, clearing his land, and tending to his animals. He loved wildlife and enjoyed watching deer, turkey and squirrels come up to his porch daily while he drank his coffee or Pepsi. One of his favor pastimes was camping and walking the river to fish with his family. He enjoyed going to the cattle sale whether he planned to buy or not. He might stay all night at the horse sale knowing he was not planning on buying anything but tack. He was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by William Ware (father), Ruth Ware (mother), Marie Merklin (sister), Waylon Rehorn
He is survived by his wife, Dena (Butler) Ware, Brother, Robert Ware of San Dimas, California, Daughters: Stephanie Holland (Ernie), Karen Garland (Dwayne), Chasidy Kelough (Roger), Ashlan Ledbetter (Aaron) Vanessa McKinney (Justin). Sons: Craig Ware (Gloria), Troy Ware, Ronnie Rehorn (Kattie), Matt Rehorn (Megan), and many other family and friends. He loved his children and his grandchildren very much.
Grandchildren: Bryce Holland (Dadriann), Hayley Tiger (Sean), Cheyanne Garland (Thomas), Chelsea Freeman (Dustin), Grant Ware (Paige), Andrea Glassco (Scott), CJ Ware, Ciara Ware, Eli Ware, Ashley Compton (Alec), Bradford Kelough, Mason Rehorn, Cadince Lasater, Colt Lasater, Wyatt Rehorn, Wylee Rehorn,
Great grandchildren: Penelope and Caroline Holland, Aubreigh Deo, Zailyn Garland, Ledger Renfrow, Pierce Freeman, Lumen and Frances Freeman, Zander Ware, Paidyn Ware, Melodie Ware, Brenon Ware, Tristan and Tinsley Tiger, Easton Glassco, Ella Grace and Emmie Jo.
The funeral services will be held at Smith’s Funeral home in Sapulpa on Tuesday, March 14 at 11:00 am. Viewing will be held with his family on Monday, March 13 from 4-7 pm at Smith’s.
Pallbearers: Bryce Holland, Grant Ware, CJ Ware, Mason Rehorn, Colt Lasater, Wyatt Rehorn
Honorary Pallbearers: Eli Ware, Bradford Kelough, Wylee Rehorn
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