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05/22/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Bill Weaver

William Beverley Weaver, Jr.
(29 Sept 1945 - 20 May 2016)

Newport News High School Class of 1963

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I am shocked and saddened to bring you this news today.    Bill Weaver, Class of 1963, brother of the late     Jean Weaver Overman ('54) (d. 19 May 2011), and brother-in-law of   Jerry Overman ('54) of VA, passed away at Riverside Hospital in Newport News on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the age of 70. 

   His father, the late William Beverley Weaver, Sr. (11 Nov 1909 - 21 Aug 1988), was a Captain in the Newport News Police Department, and an avid NNHS Band Booster, and his mother,   Juanita C. Weaver (30 Jan 1915 - May 1995), was a clerk at Newport News High School.

From the Daily Press - 05/22/16: 

                 William Beverley Weaver, Jr.




HAMPTON - William Beverley Weaver, Jr., 70, a native of Newport News, VA went to be with the Lord on May 20, 2016, at Riverside Hospital after a year-long battle with cancer.

A VA Army National Guard veteran, "Bill" graduated from Mars Hill College in 1967 and immediately began his 34-year career at Newport News Shipbuilding as a mail clerk. His dedication and hard work ultimately resulted in his position as Vice President of Planning and Facilities, from which he retired in 2001.

Bill is the son of the late William B. Weaver, Sr. and Juanita Weaver and is also preceded in death by his sister, Jean Overman.

He is survived by his devoted wife of almost 28 years, Frances; two daughters, Stephanie Hautz (Allan Hautz) and Shannon Weaver (Curtis Moore); three sons, William B. Weaver, III (Kristen Weaver), Thomas Keith Gaskell, and Christopher Gaskell (Leslie Gaskell); and grandchildren, Hunter Hautz, Hannah Hautz, Kelsey Weaver, Zackary Weaver, Riley Weaver, Avery Weaver, Kylie Gaskell, and Marlee Gaskell, and many special family friends.





Bill was an avid reader who loved golfing, luxury cruising, was passionate about his dogs, Koi fish and garden, enjoyed everything "Elvis," and was a huge sports fan.

A special thanks is extended to Dr. David M. Powell and staff at Virginia Oncology, Dr. William H. Polk and staff, Dr. Amini and staff at RAI-West Mercury, Sentara Home Health Care: Tammy, Steven, Mike & Joyce, Karon Shields for her love and dedicated care, Riverside 5 West Nursing Staff & the Transportation Team, Sheryl Michael, and Dr. Andy Murphie at Anderson's Corner Animal Hospital & Staff.

The family will receive friends at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home in Hampton on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, from 6-8pm.

A celebration of life will be held at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 11am with entombment to follow at Parklawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Anderson's Corner Animal Hospital, 8391 Richmond Road, Toano, VA 23168, and the , P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 ( View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on May 22, 2016.
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May 22, 2016
We are so sorry to hear about Bill's death. Words can't express our deepest sympathy as we know he will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. God bless each of you.

~ Mabel and Roland Hall, Roseboro, North Carolina


May 22, 2016

My deepest appreciation for the time God allowed me to be a part of the lives of Bill and Frances. I will miss Bill and forever share a bond with Frances through our time together. Bill's strength and integrity were insurmountable, yet his sense of humor could make me see life in a totally different perspective. It was his most difficult time in life that God allowed me to be a part of this family, and I became the beneficiary of a legacy in the making. Bill lived a good life and blessed many people along the way. I love you Bill and thank you Frances for allowing me into your world.

~ Karon Shields, Hampton, Virginia

May 22
, 2016

I'm sorry for your loss. Mr. Weaver was loved and will be missed. Prayers for family and friends.

~ Jennifer Green, RN, 5W

May 22, 2016

Frances and family;
Connie and I will surely miss Bill. We are so grateful for the happy memories we shared with you and Bill over the years, especially dinner last week. He was a great fighter in his battle's with cancer. He always had a good positive attitude and made us laugh and feel better. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I'll miss my Buddy! God Bless!
All our love
John and Connie Holub

~ John Holub, Newport News, Virginia

May 22, 2016
I remember Billy from Wilson School and the old neighborhood...he was always friendly and polite. I remember Mrs. Weaver from NNHS. RIP. Jean Poole Burton, NNHS'64.

~ Jean Burton, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

May 22, 2016



May 22, 2016

I will never forget Bill. I will always remember him as hard working, funny and dedicated to Frances and his children. Also I will always remember the love he had for all people and animals. Bill was always a great friend to my family. We will never forget the way Bill could light up a room with laughter.

~ Brett and Sara Searles, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

May 22, 2016

Frances and family...I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. You are in my prayers.

~ Debra Belcher, Hampton, Virginia

May 22, 2016

I worked with Frances at 800 and owe a thanks to Bill for giving my daughter Stephanie Staton a summer job, even though she was still in high school. Good, happy couple. I'm sorry, Frances, for your lost.

~ Carol Staton, Newport News, Virginia

May 22, 2016

Prayers and condolences to the Weaver Family and friends.
Bill, Rest in Peace; you will be missed very much .
In heaven with Elvis, bless you !
The McCoy's

~ Mary and Jack McCoy, Clearwater, Florida

May 23, 2016



May 23, 2016



   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Bill's family and friends.

   This information is also recorded here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Shall We Gather at the River

Words and Music by Rev. Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

 Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?


Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.


Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.


Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.


"Shall We Gather at the River" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 07/15/07
at the suggestion of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/14/07
Thanks, Fred!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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