Paul Dale Ware

pap_photoshopPaul Dale Ware, 77

Dale was born in Brandon, MS in 1937, moved to Galveston, TX in 1969 and resided in Dickinson, TX at the time of his death on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

Dale graduated from Mississippi College in 1959 and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 1955 – 1963.  He started his career in the banking business and moved to Galveston in 1969 to work at U.S. National Bank where he advanced to Executive Vice President during his 17 years of employment.  In 1976, he left the bank and accepted a position as president and general manager of Sea Arama Marineworld.  In 1980, Dale became the Houston/Galveston regional manager of Stewart Title but a few years later, his entrepreneur spirit prevailed when he fulfilled his lifelong dream of forming Dale Ware & Associates.  Helping companies and individuals realize their fullest potential was what Dale loved to do most besides spending time with his family.  At retirement in 2002, he settled into his favorite job of all being “Pap” to his 7 grandchildren, Savannah, Caylee, Donovan, Jennah, Annelise, Brynn and Julia.

Dale was a recognized leader in the Galveston County community.  His participation and involvement was many and included President of the Galveston Jaycees, President of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, Served on the Galveston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Galveston Historical Foundation Membership Committee, Pride in Galveston Committee, Texas Tourist Council, Sell Galveston Campaign, Chairman of the Park Board, President Kiwanis, Chairman Goodwill Industries Advisory Board, Chairman Industrial and Investment Council, Chairman Pier 19 Study Committee, Galveston Attraction Association, Tandem Club, Dickinson Chamber of Commerce, Dickinson Historical Society, and the Dickinson First United Methodist Church.

Dale is preceded in death by his parents Alvyn and Eva Ware.  He is survived by his wife Murlene Ware , children Paul Ware (Michele), Russ Ware (Susan), Deanna Walton (Lee), informal adopted son Buck Edwards and 7 grandchildren.

Dale’s family will receive visitors at 1:30 pm, Sunday, January 18th, at Dickinson First United Methodist Church.  A memorial service will begin at 2:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gulf Parkinson’s Source. P.O. Box 1054, La Marque, TX 77569.

A video tribute can be viewed at this link after the service on Sunday: or

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