Marion Dean Weaver age 88 of rural Colchester, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2022, at his home. He was born June 13, 1934, in Macomb to Howard and Willa Mae Ferrill Weaver. Marion was united in marriage May 5, 1956, in Colchester to Mary Lou Heaton, she preceded him in death January 1, 2020.
Surviving to mourn his passing are 2 Sons, Mike (Beth) Weaver, Colchester; Marion Scott Weaver, Blandinsville; 4 Daughters, Marsha Weaver (Bill Miller) Lafayette, Indiana; Mablene Krueger, Arlington Heights; Millie Shields, Colchester; Missy (Allan) Hirst, Littleton, Colorado; 7 Grandchildren: Wayne (Julie) Phelps, Briana (Andrew) Perry, Kristin (Eric) Haines, Kaila (Glade) Mason, Amanda (Robbie) Hocker, Chris (Megan Porter) Weaver, Matt (Breann) Weaver, Numerous Great Grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Marion was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and 2 sisters: Alma Frakes and Inez Coleman.
Marion was a second-generation road commissioner, having started by helping his dad, then working for the Hancock County Road Department. And, at the time of his passing, he had been the Road Commissioner for the Colchester Tennessee Road District for over 25 years.
Marion was a lifetime farmer, leaving school after the 8th grade to help on the family farm before building his own and mentoring the next generations of the family’s farmers. There are now 4 generations a part of the Weaver farm, and this was the first in decades Marion was not in the fields alongside his family at harvest time.
He was given the honor of being the 2022 Colchester Labor Day Grand Marshal. Marion truly enjoyed taking care of the land, the roads, and those people in the Townships he served. Most of all, Marion loved his family and all the moments that he spent with them.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Jim Clayton. Burial will follow the services at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home from 8:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday. Memorial is to McDonough County Help at Home Employee Fund. Online Condolences and memories may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
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