Clyde Ware


Clyde “David” Ware, 78, of Cleveland, passed away with his loving family by his side, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in a Chattanooga healthcare facility.

He was a Christian musician who loved to play his guitar at church and sing in the Gospel Light Trio. He was a member of Cloverleaf 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, Carmen Mendez, and Renee and Dean Woods; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Cloverleaf Baptist Church, with the Rev. Donny Dalton and the Rev. 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 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Cloverleaf Baptist Church.

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

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Ware family guestbook at


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