Thomas Weaver

March 18, 1951 ~ February 20, 2020 (age 68)


Thomas Weaver passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Clearwater, FL.

Thomas E. Weaver, Sr., the third of four siblings, was born on March 18, 1951 in Alexander, NC to the late Robert and Ellen Weston Weaver.

Thomas received his education through Asheville City Schools. Thomas was a 12 year Army veteran, served in Vietnam and received the Purple Heart from President Nixon. He worked in law enforcement for Buncombe County and the City of Weaverville. Thomas was a truck driver for many years until his retirement. He was married to Rose Fields Weaver for over 49 years and they resided in Tampa, FL for 21 years. Thomas loved to cook and enjoyed spending time with his family. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Robert Weaver and Richard Weaver; daughters, Ellen Taylor and Bridgette Shaw.

Left to cherish his memories is loving wife, Rose Weaver; sons, Thomas E. Weaver, Jr. of Asheville, NC, Gregory Weaver and Eric Weaver of Tampa, FL; daughters, Sabrina Stepp (Shywanna), Cathy Weaver Gordon (Cedric) of Asheville, NC, and Erica Weaver of Tampa, FL; grandsons, Anthony Weaver (Cierra), Tornell Taylor Sr. (Daphne), Deshawn Bailey of Tampa, FL, Gregory Banks, Cameron Gordon, Cedric Gordon, Jr., Brittan Gordon of Asheville, NC, Gregory Weaver-Horton and Brayden Weaver-Horton of Des Moines, IA, Thomas Weaver III of Lakeland, FL; granddaughters, Lovceytha Taylor (Gerrell) of Tampa, FL, Latina Watkins (Omar) of Phoenix, AZ, Taevon Brinkly of Brooklyn, NY, Breanna Banks, Desare Weaver, Janey Gordon, Jaila Gordon of Asheville, NC, Tayliah Weaver, Tamia Weaver of San Antonio, TX, Kayla Williams of Lakeland, FL, Tateonah Weaver of Orlando, FL; great-grandsons, Anthony Weaver Jr., Zorian Weaver, Aiden Weaver, Tornell Taylor, Jr., Tristen Taylor of Tampa, FL, Antonio Williams, Robert Coleman, Brenton Houston, Tayden Houston of Ruskin, FL, Bryce Jones of Atlanta, GA, Maurice Watkins, Zechariah Watkins, Elijah Watkins of Phoenix, AZ; great-granddaughters, Malini Weaver, Armani Weaver, Sy’miah Bailey of Tampa, FL, Za’niya Daniels of Asheville, NC, Maliayah Watkins, Lauryn-Renea Watkins of Phoenix, AZ, Ger’niya Houston, Ger’raeya Houston, Ger’riah Houston of Ruskin, FL; brother, Forrest Weaver (Janice) of Weaverville, NC; sisters-in-law, Ella Porter (Marvin) and Jackie Green of Tampa, FL; sons-in-law, Anthony Taylor and Shawn Shaw of Tampa, FL; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Funeral Service
March 7, 2020

12:00 PM
Ray Funeral And Cremation Service
1373 Sweeten Creek Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Military Honors
March 7, 2020

2:00 PM
Alexander Cemetery
Monticello Rd.
Alexander, NC 28701

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