David Weaver

Obituary of David Franklin Weaver

David Franklin Weaver, 73, of Maurertown, Virginia, passed away Monday, August 8, 2022, at his home among family.

Dave, David, or “Fat-Cat” to many friends and workmates, was born in 1949, in Elkins West Virginia, the son of Creighton O. “Pete” Weaver and Etta Virginia Miles Weaver Stadel.

He grew up in Elkins and attended High School in Elkins and Clarksburg, WV. He joined the United States Navy in 1967 and served his country in the Vietnam war.  After leaving the Navy in 1971  he came home to WV where he met and married the love of his life, Coralou Wilson.  Dave became an over the road truck driver as his profession and drove for multiple companies that took him across the country and especially around Virginia where he made many good friends.


Dave and Cora raised their family in Wardensville, WV and eventually made a new home across the mountain in Maurertown.


To say he was an outgoing individual would be a huge understatement.  A big story teller with a big personality, lots of people knew and enjoyed the company of “Fat Cat.” From an early age, he had a love of motorcycles which he shared with family and many friends.  He liked to hunt and fish and enjoy the woods and trails in old jeeps.  He had a passion for  history and took part in re-enactments for a number of years.  He enjoyed going out to breakfast or lunch at little diners and dives, but wherever he went, practical jokes were almost always on the menu. He loved his family and his animals. Many furry friends had a better life by living in the Weaver house.

Surviving with his wife Coralou are his son, Michael Weaver and wife, Nina, of Garner, North Carolina, daughter Amanda Weaver Reinhardt and husband, Brian Reinhardt, of Raleigh, North Carolina, and granddaughters, Julia and Lauren Weaver.

A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, Aug 20 at Maurertown Brethren Church, 24916 Old Valley Pike (Rte 11), Maurertown, VA  22644

A Memorial Tree was planted for David
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Direct Cremation Svcs of VA - Stephens City
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