Mar. 5, 1918 Odenville St. Clair County Alabama, USA
Jun. 1, 2007 Perry Houston County Georgia, USA
Herston was born to James Monroe and the Jimmy (Shanks) Ware. He was the husband of Juanita Ware for 68 years. He lived in Birmingham, Alabama for 23 years, in Norfolk, Virginia for 26 years and in Charleston, South Carolina for 26 years. He had resided for the past 14 years in Perry, Georgia and was in charge of beautification for Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Camp Ground. Herston's first job was as a mechanic with McWane Pipe Co. in Birmingham for four years. Later, he was hired as a first-class machinist at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard from 1941-1946. He then worked for Colonial Chevrolet for 12 years in Norfolk as used car reconditioning manager and then promoted to new car salesman. He became a painting contractor in Norfolk and also Charleston for 32 years. He was a faithful member of Christ's Sanctified Holy Church for 72 years, serving as Sunday school superintendent and Sunday school teacher, chairman of the CSHC Conference in Charleston and as treasurer of the General Conference of CSHC. In earlier years, their church in Charleston made him and his wife co-chaplains. They had a passion for visiting the sick, bereaved and lonely.Survivors included his wife, Juanita Rodgers Ware of Perry, Ga.; one son, Herston Leon Ware Jr. (Joan) of Virginia Beach; one daughter, Emily Ware Martin (Curtis) of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; grandchildren, Robert Ware (Jose), David Ware (Susie), Jeffery Ware (Kathy), all of Virginia Beach, Cheryl Chandler Mahaffey (Mike) of Mount Pleasant and Marty Chandler (Darleen) of North Charleston, S.C.; and great-grandchildren, David Andrew Ware, Ryan Ware, Michael Ware, Collin Ware, Christian Ware, Emma Ware, Chandler Mahaffey, Trace Chandler, Joshua Ware, Matthew Ware and Tyler Ware. He is also survived by three sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law. He was predeceased by a daughter, Rosalind Jeanette Ware.