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Gary Lee Weaver, 74, of Mount Ulla, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Atrium Health Cabarrus in Concord, NC.
He was born October 11, 1946 in Salisbury, NC to the late Marvin “Pete” Weaver and Helen Barger Weaver. He was a 1965 graduate of West Rowan High School and Nashville Auto Diesel School. He worked as a diesel mechanic for Carolina Tractor and Equipment where he retired after 50 years. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and camping with his family. He proudly served in the United States Navy on the USS Lexington. He was known as a hard working, faithful, humble and all round good fella and he will be truly missed.
He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School and was a former youth advisor. He also volunteered with the United Methodist Men and the scout committee.
In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by daughter, Juanita Head and Mary Elizabeth Hill; and sister, Shirley Weaver James.
Gary is survived by his wife of 54 years, Susan Weaver; sons, William Michael Weaver of Salem, VA; Rodney Lee Weaver (Amanda) of Woodruff, SC; Phillip Andrew Weaver (Rhonda) of China Grove, NC; daughter, Michelle Weaver Hearne of Spencer, NC; Briana Weaver of Norwood, NC; 16 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild; brother, Ronald “Gene” Weaver of Salisbury, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service held at 2pm on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Centenary United Methodist Church, 620 Centenary Church Rd, Mt Ulla, NC 28125. The family will visit with friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church – BBQ Pit Renovation, at 620 Centenary Church Rd, Mt Ulla, NC 28125.
Carolina Cremation is assisting the Weaver family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.