Donald E. Weaver, Sr.May 4, 1941 ~ December 6, 2017 (age 76)
Donald E. Weaver Sr., age 76, of Bowerston, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord and his deceased family and friends Wednesday night, December 6, 2017 from his residence following a long illness.
He retired in 1992 as the Transportation Manager at Betsy Ross Foods (later Peter J. Schmidt Co.) in North Jackson, Ohio after 34 years of service.
He was born May 4, 1941 in Belpre, Ohio and was the son of the late Leo Creed Weaver Sr. and Margaret Alice Reeves Weaver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stillborn son Lance A. Weaver and a brother, Leo Creed Weaver, Jr.
Donald lived in Ohio most of his life. An accomplished hunter, he treasured the outdoors and had a strong affection for animals. He was an ardent Muskie fisherman at Leesville Lake. He was once a competitive roller skater and teacher at Springfield Roller Rink.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Jean Wilkerson Weaver, whom he married August 3, 1958, two daughters Alice M. Weaver of Parkersburg, West Virginia and Mrs. Donna J. (Dean) Christy of Akron, O. and two sons Donald E. "Buck" (Valeria) Weaver II of Caldwell, O. and Cary M. (Brenda) Weaver of Bonita Springs, Florida, a sister Shirley Ann Byers of Cross Lane, West Virginia, eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren which includes three sets of twins.
A private family viewing followed by a brief memorial service will be observed on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville. He will be laid to rest in the Hillside Memorial Park, at Akron. Don has requested memorial contributions be made to a local animal shelter of the donor's choice. To leave an online condolence message please visit the funeral home website.
A local animal shelter of the donor's choice.