Harry Olney Weaver
Harry Olney Weaver, Sr., 91, died Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Harry was born on January 31, 1926 to Charles and Eunice Weaver in Manchester, New Hampshire. At the age of 17, Harry joined the U.S. Marines. He was stationed in Saipan in the South Pacific as a machine gunner. He was discharged in 1945 at the end of WWII.
In 1945, he joined the U.S. Army. Harry went to school for telephone communications at Ft. Marmoth, New Jersey. He then received orders for Weisbaden, Germany for 3 years, and was later transferred to Greenville, South Carolina. While in Greenville, he met and married Irene, after a 2-week courtship, on October 4, 1952. December of 1952 he was assigned to Korea for 15 months then discharged February 1954.
Harry joined the U.S. Air Force in January of 1955. He was stationed in Westover, Massachusetts for 6 months. He received orders for Pepperell AFB in St. Johns, New Foundland where his family joined him for 3 ½ years. Harry was transferred to Sheppard AFB in November of 1959, arriving on Christmas Eve. June of 1961 he was assigned to Clark AFB in the Philippines. While there, he received orders to go to Vietnam for 6 months. He then returned to Sheppard AFB where he remained until his retirement. Six months later, Harry joined Civil Service as an instructor for telephone communications. Harry advanced to tech writer for school books as well as writing final exams. He retired from Civil Service on September 1, 1996.
Harry and Irene traveled to Germany to visit their son and his wife stationed there in the military. Upon return, they crisscrossed the US on motorcycle then switched to RVS. They became camp host for Mesa Verde, Colorado in 2002 and Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia in 2003. Harry and Irene continued until ill health brought traveling to an end. Harry was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Iowa Park.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Irene Weaver; his sons, Harry Weaver, Jr. and wife Holly, and Richard Weaver and wife Maria; his grandchildren, Chaz, Tiffany, and Brandon, and Maria, Jr. and Rosa; four great-grandchildren; and his sister-in-law, Barbara Weaver and her two sons.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, May; and his brothers, Victor, Gerald, and Stanley.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com