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Squire Elzie Weaver, Jr.
July 14, 1932 ~ November 15, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Mr. Squire Elzie Weaver, Jr., age 91, of Lenoir, passed away November l5, 2023 at Autumn Care of Drexel. Born July 14, 1932 in Watauga County, he was a son of Elzie and Grace Church Weaver. Squire grew up in the Aho community and attended school in Blowing Rock. Squire was a POW during his service with the US Army during the Korean Conflict. After his tour in the army, he worked for several years with his brothers William and Roby, building bridges on the Interstate Highway System in Virginia and Maryland. In 1966, Squire moved back home, settling on the family farm and went to work with his father and brothers in home construction. Squire earned his building contractors license in 1976 and with his partner, Johnny Johnson, constructed dozens of homes and commercial developments throughout Watauga County. In l982 he and his son, Charlie, founded S E Weaver Construction Company and continues the family building tradition. After retirement, Squire became a full time ‘PAW’ to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter, Toni Weaver Floyd and husband, Frankie, of New Bern; son, Charlie Weaver and wife, Shannon, of Lenoir; granddaughters, Sally Parlier and husband, Jason of Raleigh, Danelle Nunez and husband, Eddie, of Boone, Casey Triplett and husband, Logan, of Knoxville, TN and Allison Brumfield and husband, Michael, of Jacksonville, NC; grandson, Josh Floyd and wife, Anna, of Boone; great grandchildren, Maddie, Tyson, Winny, Rafe, Helen, Lennon, Cameron, Bentley and Judah; and sisters, Doris Weaver Greer and Louise Weaver Davis, both of Boone.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Abby Gregory Weaver; longtime partner, Lucy Bradshaw; sisters Joyce and Lois; and brothers, Johnnie, William, Roby and Roy.
The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon, November 18, 2023 from 12:30 until 2 o’clock, followed by a Celebration of Life service at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jackson Yates.Graveside services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Shriners Hospital, c/o Randy Vines, 1005 George Wilson Rd., Boone, NC 28607; to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, 2018 W. Clinch Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916; Ronald McDonald House, 418 N. State of Franklin Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604 or to any organization that benefits children.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Weaver family.