Estill Springs, Tennessee – Mr. James Caner Weaver, 85, passed away at his home Wednesday, January 2, 2019. He was born in Manchester, Tennessee on March 29, 1933 to the late James C. and Lavena Reynolds Weaver, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Margie Finney Weaver, son, Jeffrey Clay Weaver, daughters, Loretta Kay Weaver and Lavena Faye Weaver Peavyhouse, and brother, O.D. “Don” Weaver.
He is survived by his loving wife, Viola “Susie” Weaver; Jerry (Patricia) Finney of Estill Springs, Elaine (Sam) Stewart of Lynchburg, and son-in-law Col. Martin Peavyhouse of Estill Springs, six grandchildren, Anthony Peavyhouse, Rebecca (Joe) Burgraff, Jamie (Alisha) Finney, Marty (Anrae) Finney, Jeremy Burch and Lindsey (Ted) Kocak; six great-grandchildren, Emily and Jacob Micciche, Isabella Peavyhouse, Claire and Leo Finney, Wyatt Finney,Micah Burgraft, Joe Burgraff Jr.. In addition, he is survived by three brothers, Dale (Barbara) Weaver, Ray (Elaine) Weaver, and Keith (Kathy) Weaver, all of Estill Springs as well as many other relatives and friends.
James was born and raised in the Calls Community of Coffee County, where he resided until he joined the U.S. Army. He proudly served for 2 years in the Korean Conflict before being honorably discharged. James then resided in Elkhart, Indiana until moving to the Crossville, TN area, where he began his employment with GTE Telephone Company. He enjoyed meeting a variety of individuals and helping others while installing services and retired from there after 34 years. James then returned to this area. He was a member of the New Brick Church of Christ wherein he served as an Elder. He enjoyed visiting with others, telling stories and blue grass music.
He will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Saturday in the Central Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Jerry Finney officiating with burial to follow in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. Visitation: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Friday at Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee. www.centralfuneralhome.com
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