Obituary for Wendell Willard"Spank" Ware Jr.
WASHINGTON – Wendell W. ‘Spank’ Ware, Jr., 46, died peacefully, yet unexpectedly, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at his home.
Born in Camden, November 10, 1971, he was the son of Wendell, Sr. and Helen Hastings Ware. Educated in local schools, he attended Medomak Valley High School.
Wendell learned the value of hard work at an early age. Joining his father in the pulp industry, he was taught to drive a skidder at the age of six. When he turned ten, he graduated to using a chainsaw. For many years father and son worked side by side. Later Wendell began working with Farley & Son Landscaping before becoming a sternman. Most recently Wendell has helped out neighbors completing odd jobs around town.
He had a great love of the outdoors, and enjoyed many fishing trips. His number one priority in life was his family, especially ‘hanging out and causing trouble’ with three his nephews whenever he could. Although a quiet and private person, Spank loved people, and made friends easily. A member of the Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge, he enjoyed the friendships he made there. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Albert and Velma Hastings; paternal grandparents Willard and Helen Ware; and an uncle William ‘Wild Bill’ Hastings; Wendell is survived by his parents, Wendell, Sr. and Helen Ware; his brother Richard Ware and his wife Staci; his three nephews, Richard, Rowan and Tenzin Ware all of Washington; two uncles, Donald Hastings and his wife Debbie of South Hope, Paul Hastings and his wife Kathy of Waldoboro; as well as several cousins.
Wendell’s family has chosen to remember his life privately. He will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery, Washington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge #203, 48 Liberty Road, Washington, ME 04547.
Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.
Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 2:00pm
Maple Grove Cemetery
Maple Grove Cemetery