Brohn Edward Max Ware, 90, went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2021, after a brief battle with Covid-19. He was born on October 11, 1930, to Laurence Adam Ware and Lillie May Mayhew Ware.

Brohn grew up in Mooresville, N.C. In 1948 he graduated from Mooresville High School, where he lettered in football, baseball, and basketball.

In 1948, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of master sergeant. He received the Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Invaluable and Meritorious Military Service to the United States of America for his service on the front lines in the Korean War. In 1955, he graduated from Davidson College, where he played basketball and received a degree in history.

Brohn worked at BellSouth, where he served in many management roles over his 30-plus year career. But the activity he was most passionate about was being a football referee, which was always the highlight of each week. For more than 15 years on Friday nights and Saturday mornings you could find him wearing a white hat and a striped shirt running up and down the field officiating at high school and college games.

He was a member of Centre Presbyterian Church in Mooresville, N.C., where he served and was active in Sunday school and worship. He was a follower of Jesus Christ for many years and had made it a point to be intentional in living out his faith daily always leaving someone’s presence by telling them “God bless you.”

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Joel Ware.

Brohn was a loving and devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Martha Ann Carven; sons John Emory Ware (Audrey), Jeffery Lynn Ware and William Edward Ware (Myung Hee); granddaughter Brennan Renee Ware; and step-granddaughters Megan Marie Hanks and Carmen Camille Whisler.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a celebration of his life will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Centre Presbyterian Church-designation benevolent ministries.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Ware family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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