Thomas James Weaver, age 88, of Breckenridge joined his heavenly family, with his earthly family by his side early in the morning on December 14, 2022. Tom was born on October 13, 1934, the youngest child of Frank and Grace (Howland) Weaver. Tom served 4 years in the Navy, and about a year after his return home, met Lila Mae DeShone, the love of his life. A short six months later the two were married on January 31, 1959. They celebrated nearly 64 years of marriage as best friends, raising daughters Michelle (Steve) Nartker, Melanie Weaver, and Mardi (Cory) Hurt. He thoroughly enjoyed being grandpa to Andrea Brennan Nuelken, Allison Brennan Covello, Ashleigh Hershey Woodworth, Andrew Hershey, Ranae Nartker Templeton, Nathan Nartker, Bradley Nartker, Elizabeth Hurt, and Caleb Hurt. He was also blessed and a blessing to be Great Grandpa (GGpa) to Chase, Breegan, Trentyn, Myleigh, Gracie, Charlotte, Hartley, Brenna, and Raylyn.
Tom was an active member in American Legion Post #295, participating earlier in life on the drill team. After his retirement from Dow, he and Lila enjoyed many hours playing golf and casino hopping throughout Michigan as well as bowling or sitting in the car doing crossword puzzles while Lila shopped in JoAnn’s. He and Lila were active members at St. Patrick’s Church, Ryan, including counselling many young couples who were preparing to marry in the church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Lorraine, Dean, Elwyn (Frank), and in-laws, Harlan, Dorothy, and Art DeShone. Survivors also include sisters-in-law Peg Gorsuch and Danna DeShone, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Memorial Contributions to the American Legion Post #295, 220 E. Monroe Rd., Breckenridge Michigan. A Funeral mass will be held at 11AM, December 27, 2022 at St. Patrick’s Church, 4708 S. Meridian Rd., Merrill MI. The family will receive friends at church prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m. Military Honors and a luncheon will follow at the American Legion Post #295, 220 E. Monroe Rd., Breckenridge MI. Everyone is welcome to attend. The family would like to express their appreciation to ProMedica and Daily Living for all of their compassion and care. To sign online guestbook, visit www.cremationsocietymidmi.com Arrangements made with the Cremation Society of Mid Michigan.