DOW – Dennis Lamar Weaver, 69, died at 6:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at his residence, following a brief battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
He was born in Jerseyville on March 20, 1951, one of two children born to Lamar and Eura Mae (Young) Weaver.
Dennis was a lifelong Jersey County resident, graduating with the class of 1968 from Jersey Community High School. He went on to obtain his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture from Illinois State University, where he was honored to be on the Dean’s List.
He began his long and proud career with the State of Illinois Department of Corrections, working as a Vocational Instruction at the Illinois Youth Camp at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton and was awarded employee of the year in 2000. In all, he dedicated 25 years of service, prior to his retirement.
He enjoyed the simple things in life and spending time outdoors, often with a cold can of Stag in his hand; whether it was fishing or tending to his chickens and turkeys. He was a talented woodworker as well, and in the winter months enjoyed working with his saw mill. He had a passion for antiques and his weekends were typically spent attending various estate sales, adding to his vast collection.
Dennis was extremely intelligent and knowledgeable in various subjects, and his friends and family knew they could turn to him for help and guidance always. He left an impression on those he met, and he will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.
Surviving are his mother, Eura Mae Weaver of Jerseyville; two sons, Adam Weaver, and his companion Jennifer Walters, of Jerseyville; Joe Weaver of Villa Grove; 3 grandchildren, Rose, David and Phoenix; as well as a sister and brother in-law, Sandra and Tom Updike of Champaign.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lamer Weaver; as well as a son, James Leonard “Jimmy” Weaver on April 4, 2019.
Per his wishes, cremation rights will be accorded with arrangements entrusted to Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.
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