Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
James (Jim) R. Weaver, 67, of Neptune, OH died Friday September 22, 2017, peacefully while at home.
He was born on October 29, 1949 in Chicago, IL to Oak and Helen (Riha) Weaver. On April 25, 2009 he married Shelia (Wise) Watkins, who survives.
Jim is survived by his children James (Chris) Weaver, Celina, Rose Weaver, Ft. Wayne, IN, his step children, Roger Watkins and Steve Herring, Orlando, FL Bob & Jennifer Watkins, Marian, VA, Jeremy & Cherie Jackson, Mendon and Mathew Jackson, Mendon. He is also survived by his brothers Vic Weaver, Dayton, Gregory & Maureen Karnauch, Crossville, TN and 8 grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are his parents, sister Trula Randall, step son Scott Jackson and his step daughter Shelly Riley.
Jim graduated from Celina High School in 1967. He honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He attended the Monticello United Brethren Church in Spencerville. He retired from CTI as a telephone contractor after 33 years and worked at Grand Lake Guns for 10 years.
He was a member of the Celina Eagles, a life member of the Celina V.F.W. Post #5713, Mercer County Sportsman's Association, NRA and the National Muzzleloading Rifle Association. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, hunting and shooting, watching cowboy and western movies and talking about antique guns.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday September 28, 2017 at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina, with Rev. Andrew Atkins officiating. Burial will follow in North Grove Cemetery in Celina, with Military Honors provided by the Celina American Legion and Celina V.F.W.
The Weaver family will receive friends from 1-7 p.m. on Wednesday September 27, 2017 at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home. V.F.W. membership services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monticello United Brethren Church 21057 State Route 116 Spencerville, Ohio 45887.
Condolences may be left at LehmanDzendzelFH.com.