On January 29th, 2021, James Franklin “ Frankie” Ware III, 60, died in his home peacefully. Frankie was born on July 9th,1961 to James Franklin Ware Jr and Mary Key Ware at Annie Penn Hospital. He spent his whole life in Rockingham County. He was probably the best automotive body man in the county, probably the whole state. He was known in town for his automotive abilities by so many. He could go anywhere, and everyone knew who he was. He always knew just how to fix anything. He was so creative when it came to those types of things. He loved cooking breakfast for his kids on the weekends, he was so simple, he loved watching Sanford and Son. He never met a stranger. He worked all this life in the automotive industry. From Tiger Auto all the way to Joyner Body Shop.
He is preceded in death by his Father, James Franklin Ware Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Ikealene Paschal Ware, his son Jared Franklin Ware and wife Amanda Ware. His daughter, Jami Brooks Ware. His son, Brady Thomas Ware. His mother Mary Key Hayes. His siblings William Ware, Flora Ellington and husband Bruce, and David Ware and his grandchildren Tinsley Grace Ware, Aelan Gladson, and extended family.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 at 5pm at the home of his brother William Ware. This service is going to be for close friends and family members. In lieu of flowers we as that any donations please be made to Wilkerson Funeral Home to help his children and family with funeral expenses