Joseph Ware died Aug. 26, 2017, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

Joseph Radford Ware, formerly of Lexington, died Aug. 26, 2017, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was 76.
He was born Aug. 23, 1941, the son of Robert Alver Ware and Audrey Davis Ware, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by his daughter, Joann Radford Ware of Lexington; his sisters, Barbara Gallagher and husband Pat, Joyce Maddox and husband Hilton, Betty Curl, and Carolyn Wagner and husband Jimmy; nieces Teresa Dix, Debbie Leake and Whitney Wagner; nephews Bryan Gallagher, Jack Curl and AJ Wagner; great-nieces Lauren Gallagher, Lindsay Leake and Hailey Dix; great-nephews Tyler Leake and Jesse Dix; and many close friends.
Joe enjoyed fishing, was an avid NASCAR fan (Jeff Gordon was his favorite driver), and an avowed follower of MLB pitcher Sandy Koufax.
All those who knew Joe will remember him as a gentlemen who loved to help others and make people laugh. This blue-eyed handsome man will be missed by many.
Per his wishes, there will be no memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joe's name to a charity of choice.


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