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David Ware

August 20, 1940 — January 9, 2019

Clyde “David” Ware, 78, of Cleveland passed away with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in a Chattanooga healthcare facility.  He was a Christian musician that loved to play his guitar at church and sing in the Gospel Light Trio.  He was a member of Clover Leaf Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.  He was employed at Mullinax Lincoln Mercury for 20 years.  David was a loving husband, dad, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He will be sadly missed by all of his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Lester Ware and Dorothy Ware Hackney; infant daughter, Dannette Yvonne Ware and sister, Patricia Tipton.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Sadie Tinsley Ware of Cleveland; children, Tim Ware, Sr. of Cleveland and John Mark Ware and wife, Vera of Madisonville; six grandchildren, Richael Roberts and husband, Chris, Elizabeth Bedwell, Faith Ware, Tinsley Ware, T.J. Ware and Austin Ware; five great-grandchildren, Trinity Macon, Serenity Macon, Cayleigh Roberts, Sophia Roberts and Aiden Bedwell; siblings, Larry and Louise Ware, Terry Ware and Carmen Mendez and Renee and Dean Woods; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Cloverleaf Baptist Church with the Reverend Donny Dalton and the Reverend Gary Lewis officiating.  Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Keith Baggett, Arnold Johnson, Danny Scoggins, Bill Wilson, Steve Wright and Jerry Wilson serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Cloverleaf Baptist Church.

Fike-Randolph and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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