Jack Taylor Ware, 87, passed away while surrounded by family, puppies and love, in his son's home, on Saturday, February 12, 2022. He grew up in Rockingham County and was the son of the late Stephen Harvey and Azile Pearson Ware.
Jack graduated from Reidsville High School in 1953 and proudly graduated from Elon College in 1961. He was a US Army veteran, serving in Germany, during the same time as Elvis Presley. Jack spent his career in the banking business, working for 20 years with Northwestern Bank and later retired, in 1995, from CCB as Vice President. Once retired, he spent many years restoring his log cabin home.
He was a member of The First Baptist Church of Burlington and, in recent years, enjoyed attending Altamahaw Baptist Church. He was a member of the Burlington Exchange Club and Elon Exchange Club for over 60 years. He spent countless late night hours cooking for the Clubs annual Brunswick Stew Sale and delivering hand made pies (luckily not baked by him!) to residents during the holidays. Jack enjoyed woodworking and tinkering with any motor he could find, always looking for ways to help his friends, neighbors and family. He loved to feed birds on his property. Jack didn't allow hunting on his property, with the exception of snakes, so he was able to enjoy lots of deer and other wildlife in his yard.
Jack was fortunate to have had a wonderful home health aid, Dejah Walker. He looked forward to her visits during the past 4 years. He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather.
Survivors include his son, Andrew “Andy” Ware and his fiancée, Kenya Barfield of Greensboro; granddaughter, Neko Taylor Ware of Greensboro; sister, Anita Adcock of Wake Forest, NC and his best friend and canine companion, “JR”.
He was preceded in death by his former wife, Clara Whistnant Huneycutt who died in 2017; siblings, Jean Ware, Nathaniel “Nat” Ware, his twin brother, Jerry Ware, Billy Ware, Mollie Ware, Betty Howard, Gaynelle Ware and Peggy Daniel.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 2:00pm at Greenview Cemetery in Reidsville by Dr. Steve Tucker.
Memorials may be made to Authoracare Hospice, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.