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Wayne Ford Weaver

Originally published: Oct. 21, 2013
Last modified: Oct. 21, 2013

Mr. Wayne Ford Weaver, 84, of Lansing, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 20, 2013, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rex Hall, the Rev. Jim Powers, the Rev. Larry Shepherd and the Rev. Brian Weaver officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Nella Cemetery in Lansing with military rites.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, two hours prior to the funeral service.

Mr. Weaver was born in Ashe County on Sunday, June 9, 1929, to the late Donald and Ethel Pruitt Weaver. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Wayne was a tobacco farmer and retired from NCDOT. He loved to visit the sick in the nursing home and he always had candy for the children at church. He was known as the "Candy Man." He left behind his favorite dog, Cookie. Wayne enjoyed eating at the Golden Corral.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Bernice Wyrick and Jean Powers.

Mr. Weaver is survived by his wife, Leona Pennington Weaver; two sons, Carlos Weaver and wife, Linda, of Lansing and Tim Weaver and wife, Kathy, of Lansing; four daughters, Debbie Weaver of the home, Patricia Weaver of Lansing, Sandy Holman and husband, Joe, of Lansing, and Carol Greene and husband, Allen, of Fleetwood; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Flowers are appreciated.

You may give the family your condolences at our website http://www.boonefuneralhome.com.

Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.

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