Obituary of Christopher Weaver
Christopher L. Weaver, 42, of Clinton, died Saturday morning, March 3, 2007 at St. Luke's Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri.
He was born in Northampton, Massachusetts on November 11, 1964 to Richard K. Weaver and Elizabeth A. Loughren. Chris had lived most of his life in Mary Esther, Florida. He graduated in 1983 from Ft. Walton Beach High School with honors. Upon graduation, he attended Auburn University and graduated in 1988 with a master's degree in electrical engineering.
Chris was a Captain in the United States Army from November 1988 to September 1992. He served in Desert Storm and received many decorations during his Tour of Duty. He had also been a respected employee of Emerson Corporation in Oxford, Mississippi, prior to his illness in October, 1995.
Chris was always kind and helpful to others in need. His sense of humor was wonderfully dry and special which spoke to Chris and his character. His most recent place of residence was at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Missouri, where he was content and happy. Chris loved sports; his favorite football team was the Auburn War Eagles and he was quite an athlete in his youth.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Leo and Lorene Loughren, and his paternal grandfather, Kenneth W. Weaver.
Chris is survived by his beloved best friend and companion, "Canine Companions for Independence Assistance Dog", "UTAH"; his parents, Richard K. and Elizabeth A. Weaver of Clinton; a brother Richard K. Weaver, United States Army, Germany; two sisters Lynn Ivie and husband Jimmy of Clinton; and Tracy Ann Weaver, of Tallahassee, Florida; paternal grandparents, Eleanor and John Radeach of Wallingford, Connecticut; nephews, Cody and Clay Ivie, of Clinton; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am. Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2007, at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton, where a Rosary will be recited at 8:00 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:00 p.m. Monday. The family suggests memorials to the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Building Fund.