WAYNE WILLARD WEAVER, JR.
DALLAS - Wayne Willard Weaver, Jr., 81, died peacefully in his sleep February 19th, 2023, at home. He was born June 21st, 1941, in Augusta, Kansas, the son of Wayne Willard Weaver and Mary Isabel (Watkins) Schumann.
Wayne graduated from Brackenridge High School in San Antonio, Class of 1959. Following graduation, he served with the U.S. Air Force in the Philippines, Guam, and Vietnam during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge, he met the love of his life, Betsy (Elisabeth) Monk and, after a stint in Huntington Beach, California, settled in Dallas, Texas. They celebrated 47 years of marriage in September. Wayne was an avid puzzler, volunteered with the Garland Jaycees, several Boys & Girls Clubs, was an Awana leader, and major proponent of Scouting BSA (even starting a troop in the Philippines during his time there). In his free time, he visited with terminal veterans to provide comfort and support during their transition. Many waitresses in greasy spoons across the metroplex will experience a pen shortage in his absence.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Trey (Wayne III), his brothers Gene, Dick, and Bobby Reed; and sister Mary (Brooks) Burdett. Surviving in addition to his wife, Betsy (Monk) Weaver, are his daughters Barbara Lynette (Weaver) McGowan, and Trisha Lynn (Weaver) Stroud and her husband Matt; his sons Michael Wayne and his wife Carissa, Simon Andrew and his wife Brandy, and James Carl and his wife Brenda; six grandchildren Maddon Stroud and Savannah Stroud, Aidan Weaver and Mary Weaver, Andy Weaver and Michael Bailey; his sister Sue (Brooks) Hans; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 25th at North Highlands Bible Church, 9626 Church Road, Dallas. Interment will be with his son, Trey, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio. His family is eternally grateful to Three Oaks Hospice and the Visiting Angels.
Those who wish to remember Wayne in a special way may make gifts in his memory to: Wounded Warriors Family Support - https://wwfs.org/donate/ -or- Three Oaks Hospice Foundation - https://www.threeoakshospice.com/foundation/.
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