James "Jim" Edward Ware


April 29, 1962 ~ May 13, 2023

Born in: Dinuba, CA
Resided in: Plano, TX

James Edward “Jim” Ware, 61, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023 in Dallas.

Memorial Service: 5 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation in memory of James Ware, benefiting the lung transplant program. Gifts can be mailed to Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation (301 N. Washington Ave., Dallas, TX 75246) or made online at DallasFoundation. http://BSWHealth.com/Ware

Jim was born on April 29, 1962 in Dinuba, California to Udale Gene Ware and Virginia Lee Book Ware. Jim was a man of strong faith in God. He was baptized at the age of 9. He believed in God, family, and friends.

Jim attended Dinuba High School and graduated in 1980. After high school, he attended Kings River Junior College and transitioned to Harding University, which he graduated from in 1985. At Harding, he met and married the love of his life, Robin Renee Force, on November 15, 1986.

He and Robin established their first home in Fresno, California where their first daughter, Jenna, was born in 1989. Their second daughter, Jordan, was born in 1991 while living in Littleton, Colorado. Their youngest daughter, Jillian, was born in 1995 in Memphis, Tennessee. The original five was now complete.

After college, Jim worked in the paper business until he decided to pursue his graduate degree in ministry. Upon graduation, he was the Family Involvement Minister at Wooddale/Southwind, Huntsville and Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ for a total of 11 years. Jim was a people person and knew how to create long lasting relationships. He directed and led medical mission trips to Jamaica. After ministry, Jim worked for American Airlines for 15 years and loved to give exceptional customer service. He was a big influence amongst his co-workers. While at American, he also volunteered as an Ambassador for American Airlines.

He was a hard worker and great multi-tasker. He was very determined and driven. Jim started working at an early age. He was always committed and dedicated to everything he did. He was a selfless person and problem solver for others. Jim cared about people and respected his elders. He was very personable and had a great sense of humor.

He loved to shop. Jim thought you should always dress to impress, the better you look the better you feel. He always dressed sharp. He loved to travel and observe new cultures. Jim enjoyed listening to all genres of music, but especially Pentatonix and Christian music. He was a great cook and enjoyed cooking for family and friends.

Jim dearly loved his family and was a great “girl dad” to his three girls. He was a proud “Papa” to his grandchildren. It was very special that he had the opportunity to perform all three of his daughter’s weddings. Jim was always there for his family and was very intentional. This was evidenced when he and his daughters made special trips to find their dream wedding dresses both internationally and domestic. They will miss his encouragement and love, and having his opinion on various topics. Jim will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife Robin Ware; his parents Udale & Virgina Ware; brother Andrew Ware; daughter Jenna Tipton, husband James, and their children Ellie (7), Landon (5), Caroline (3), and Sloane (6 months); daughter Jordan Perry, husband Brandon, and their upcoming baby boy; daughter Jillian Curington and husband Jay; his in-laws Freeman and Joy Force; brother-in-law Doug and wife Debra; his nieces Kendall and Kelsey; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Broadcast Date:

Wade Family Funeral Home Broadcast


Memorial Service: May 20, 2023 5:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


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  1. Robin, thoughts and prayers for you and your daughters as my heart aches for you.. … Jim will be missed,
    Janie Debenport

  2. Robin, our hearts are saddened at the loss of Jim and we rejoice with you in the knowledge that Jim was a true believer in his God his entire life. He was a devoted husband, son, brother, dad and papa. We have fond memories of him being in our home many times when he and our kids were growing up together. He was a faithful member of the church and was always so involved. Our love is with you now and we wish we could be with you in person. Always, Don and Virginia

  3. Shelbye and I are saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. He was truly a great person and will be missed. I have fond memories of our families getting together in California at my grandmother’s house. We pray that you find comfort in this time of need.

  4. Jim was such a blessing to our youth group at Huntsville church of Christ. I’ll never forget the awesome trip he led us on in Jamaica. True blessing to be around, you will be missed Jim!

  5. Sorry for your loss, praying for your comfort and strength. What a great example of strength and courage and love Jim showed in his life.

  6. Dearest Robin,
    You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry that you have lost your sweet Jim so early in your life and I am so grateful that you have so many wonderful memories to treasure in your heart.
    Love you so much!

  7. Robin, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. “May the Lord bless you and keep you, make His face shine on you, be gracious to you and give you peace.” Love and prayers from our hearts and home to yours. Glen and Delores Burse and family, Jackson,TN

  8. So hard to say goodbye to such a wonderful man loved by many. To all the family,
    John 16:22
 “Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.” Look to that glorious day of being together forever with our Lord. 🙏🏻 Will always cherish the sweet memories. Love you all – Toni Lynn & Casey Blake

  9. Wow what a wonderful man and fun life, I worked with sweet Jenna and have been watching your wonderful family on Facebook. Thinking of you 🙏

    • Tom and Glynda Taylor.
      Would love to give you a hug one more time. We will miss you Jim.

  10. Robin, Ginny, and family. Jim will always hold a special place in our hearts. His love for God was evident in everything he did and said. There were so many times over the last few years that I copied and shared one of his posts with family and friends He often said exactly the right things without even knowing who he would eventually touch with his faith, hope, and joy. Love you all.❤

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