Jerry Lyn Ware, 78, a resident of Ruth St. Mansfield Addition, Philippi, passed away unexpectedly Saturday April 7, 2018, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 3, 1939, in Philippi, a son of the late Paul Blackburn and Ruth Mildred (McBee) Ware.
Jerry was united in marriage on April 28, 1963, to Barbara J. (Kurucz) Ware who survives at home. Also surviving is a son, Jerry A. Ware, of Philippi.
Jerry was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Blackburn Jr. and James H. Ware.
He was owner of Scott Plumbing and Heating, Delta Mining Supply, part owner in Bartco and manager of Barbour Country Club.
Jerry was a member of ROTC and was an avid golfer and sports fan. He was a member of the Crim Memorial United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 220 N. Walnut St., Philippi, from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, and from 8 a.m. Wednesday April 11, until the 11 a.m. service with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.