Nature 28

Earnest Ware

September 5, 1945 ~ January 11, 2022 (age 76)


Earnest Ware, age 76, was born on September 5, 1945 in Akron, Ohio to the late Peggy Curry and Fonnie Ware.  Earnest was adopted at the age of 5 by the late William and Luella Flagg and raised him as their own in Fort Wayne Indiana.

Earnest gained his wings on January 11, 2022 after a short battle with cancer, Earnest was surrounded by his family. 

Earnest Ware attended Central High School where he graduated in 1962. 

Earnest was united in holy matrimony to Mary Ware in 1964.

Earnest spent his life working construction building different hospital and schools around the city.  He spent most of his career at Parkview Hospital which he loved to talk about. 

Earnest retired in 1993 but was still an active member of Local Union #213

Earnest loved fixing and work on things around the house after retiring from construction, Earnest loved to cook and spend time with his family.  He also enjoyed fishing and walking around the park with his friends, Earnest loved going over to his brother-in-law Curtis Hurse house where they would sit and talk for hours. He also loved to plant flowers and trees.

Surviving are his loving and devoted daughter, Angelia (Steven) Grundy; two devoted sons, Earnest Ware Jr. and William (Yolette) Ware; sisters, Linda Curry of Akron Ohio, Earlene Ellis of Columbus Ohio; brother, Tony Curry of Akron Ohio, nine granddaughters, five grandsons and 17 great grands. 

Earnest was preceded in death by his son, Shawn Ware; mothers, Peggy Curry and Luella Flagg; fathers, Fonnie Ware and William Flagg; a special aunt, Mary Woodson; sister, Beverly brothers, JW and Jessie. 


A special thanks to one of his closest friends, Tommie Black, his first friend when arriving in Fort Wayne, Indiana and for helping the family through this difficult time.

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Memorial Service
February 5, 2022

12:00 PM

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