Trustee Harry Lee Weaver was 69, and departed this life Monday November 2, 2020 at his home in Sumter. He was the husband of Deloris Weaver. You may visit the family at 1960 Plowden Mill Rd. Sumter, SC.
Public viewing will be Monday November 9, 2020, 1:00 pm-6:00pm.
Funeral services are scheduled to be held at the Henry L. Jackson Memorial Park on Tuesday November 10, 2020 at 10:00 am. He will be laid to rest at the Florence National Cemetery, Florence, SC. Services will be live stream on the Jackson & McGill Facebook Page.
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I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. -2 Timothy 4:7-8
Harry Lee Weaver (Franklin) made his transition to his heavenly home on Monday, November 2, 2020, in his home. Franklin was born, the sixth child of six children, on August 11, 1951, to the late Ella and Jobie Weaver, in Marion County. As the” baby” of the family he felt “entitled.”
Harry graduated from Terrell’s Bay High School in 1969. After graduation, Harry joined the United Sates Air Force and dedicated six years of service to his country. After separating from the military, he worked for the US Postal Service.
After returning to Marion, Franklin and Deloris became husband and wife on November 11, 1978.
He then attended truck driving school. He was a “Dedicated Driver” for several companies and finally joined Walmart Stores’ Fleet. Harry drove for Walmart for 17 years before retiring.
Like his father, Harry loved the outdoors. He loved to hunt and fish. While hunting and fishing, he acquired many “toys” to enjoy his hobbies. Guns, boats, and a pontoon are a few of the things he acquired so that he, his family and friends could enjoy the “Great Outdoors.”
Harry, followed his father and brother Jodie Lawrence’s examples and joined the Masons. He was a 33-Degree Mason and served as the Wishful Master of Friendship Masonic Lodge No. 330, PHA of Gresham, South Carolina. The same Lodge where his father, uncles and brother were members.
Harry was a faithful member of Congruity Presbyterian Church. Where he served as a Trustee. He loved Church School. He loved challenging Shirley James, the Church School Director during each and every lesson. She always referred to him as her “ favorite student:.
Franklin, as he was so lovingly called, leaves to cherish loving memories of his jubilant-warm personality and out-going spirit. He never met a stranger. He will be missed by his wife of 41 years, minus 9 days, Mrs. Deloris Cooper Weaver; brother-in-law, Johnny Cooper; adopted son, Johnathan W. Cooper; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Weaver Buggs & Mrs. A. Doris Weaver (Henry) Abraham; two aunts; Ms. Violet Grant and Mrs. Gladys (Samuel) Hughes; two special adopted brothers, Arthur Davis and Marvin Bennett; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, and brothers & sisters-in-Christ.
Franklin’s quick wit and his desire to bring laughter into everyone’s life will be remembered and truly missed by many!!
To my best friend and loving Husband. You have always protected me even when I didn’t need protecting. We had a bond that only God was responsible for. To say I love you is an understatement. You and I together for 40 years 355 days the emptiness of missing you is unthinkable. Jesus Christ is the same Yesterday, Today, and Forever -Hebrews; 13-8. AS MY LOVE IS FOR YOU.
Your Loving Wife, Loris
The family of Trustee Harry Lee Weaver, in consideration of the current health crisis facing our world, nation, state and local community, has decided to hold a private 50 people or less, family only, funeral service for their loved one with private interment immediately following. While the Weaver family would love to be surrounded by your presence, they acknowledge the health risks to family, church members, friends, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly and those with chronic health conditions. What the family needs most at this time are your prayers and understanding. Thank you for your concern and cooperation.
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