Thomas 'Tommy' Glover Ware
Longtime Sterling resident Thomas “Tommy” Glover Ware died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He was 73.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 at Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Sterling, 32940 Sterling Highway in Sterling. Pastor Bob Reasner will officiate. A gathering will follow the service at the Sterling Senior Center.
Mr. Ware was born Dec. 27, 1933, to David and Mary Lou Ware in Dudley, Ga. In 1952 he joined the U.S. Army, where he served in the Korean War as a medic and drove an ambulance until he was honorably discharged in 1955. He became a resident of Alaska in 1966 when he moved to Sterling. In 1978 he started Sterling Auto Parts and Sterling Auto 24 Hour Towing. He owned and operated his two businesses for more than 40 years. In March 2006 he retired, selling both his businesses. His love for towing showed in the trucks he owned and the dedication he had of helping others.
He was a member of the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church.
“Thomas was a very special man. He worked hard to build his businesses and had a great love for people. He loved all children and loved to visit and talk to everyone. He was special and now he is in the arms of Jesus. He loved his family and get-togethers. He loved life,” his family said.
Mr. Ware was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, David and Joe Ware.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Helen Ware of Sterling; daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Jack Bennett of Sterling and Debbie and John Junkert of Soldotna; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Josh and Deann Bennett of Anchorage; grandsons, Leonard Dickerson of Sterling, Kyle Dickerson of Soldotna, and Allan McJimsey of Texas; great-grandson, Gavin Bennett of Anchorage; brothers, George, Lawson and Floyd Ware, all of Dublin, Ga., and Finn Ware of Illinois; and sister, Christine Passmen of Dudley.
Flowers may be sent to the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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