Todd Edwin (Todd) Ware, 58, departed this life on March 31, 2021. Born July 5,1962 in Quincy, Illinois to the late Dr. Robert Edwin Ware and Carolyn Hilker Russell, Todd became a “zealous” student and pursued a noble academic journey. After graduating from Tucker High School, Todd earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Carson Newman University. Upon completion of undergraduate studies, he voraciously pursued a graduate degree with Honors from The University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business MBA program. Todd, was a valued business strategist and partner of various entrepreneurial entities, including, most recently, Stephen’s Enterprises Inc. His undeniable passions included preparing culinary creations for those whom he cherished, doting over countless four-legged creatures as an animal lover, picking a guitar, and singing, with an unmatched and reckless abandon to any tune by Dwight Yoakam.

 Todd’s infectious love for family and friends established connections that were of deep meaning in defining his earthly existence; however, the ultimate connection he sought was with his heavenly father, lord, and savior, Jesus Christ. Now, residing safely in the arms of his glorious redeemer, Todd rests eternally with immeasurable contentment.

 Todd is preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Dr. Robert Ware and Peggy Ware, mother, Carolyn Russell, and sister - Sherri Ware Stephens.

 He is survived by siblings, Gail Conn (Bill), Laura Anderson (Jack), Stephen Goodson (Sydney), Aelise Reece (Stephen), Elizabeth Goodson, and Ross Goodson. In addition, he is survived by his nieces and nephews,Caroline Stephens, Jon Moffit Goodson, Bennett Reece, Warren Reece, Goodson Reece; Brother-in-law, Randy F. Stephens and “Granny” Geneva Stephens.

 Family will receive friends at a graveside visitation on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 2-3 p.m. at Walker United Methodist Church, located at 2730 Walker Church Road in Greensboro, Ga, 30642.

 A Graveside Funeral will begin at 3:00 pm, at April 10, 2021 following visitation in the same location.

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials be made to Metter Animal Shelter, 940 East Hiawatha Street, Metter, Georgia, 30439 or to NOCC, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, https://events.ovarian.org/memorials/ToddWare.

 Condolences can be left at the online Guestbook: http://kennedyfuneralhomechapels.com

 Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, of Metter is in charge of the arrangements.