The Rev. Waverly Weaver Jr., 88, of De Soto died Nov. 26, 2019, at his home. Mr. Weaver had worked at Scullin Steel and retired from the De Soto School District. He also served as minister for several St. Louis-area churches, was a veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the Samuel Brown Temple A.M.E. Zion Church.
Born July 2, 1931, in Palestine, Ark., he was the son of the late Della (Tomlin) and Waverly Weaver Sr. He was preceded in death by his wife: Marcella “Micky” (Vaughn) Weaver; two sons: Steven Weaver and Edward Mason; and two brothers: Eugene Weaver and Cleveland Weaver.
Survivors include a daughter: Julie Weaver of Henderson, Nev.; five sons: Clarence Mason of De Soto; Phillip Weaver of Paducah, Ky.; Mark (Sharon) Weaver of De Soto; Kevin (Susan) Weaver of De Soto; and Patrick Weaver of De Soto; three sisters: Hattie Tomlin of Palestine, Ark.; Mozella Smith of St. Louis; and Della Mae Weaver-Ingram of Chicago, Ill.; two sons: Robert Weaver and A.J. Weaver, both of St. Louis; 18 grandchildren: Michael Mason, Brian Mason, Victor Cage, Edward Cage, Marcel Cage, Elliot Weaver, Nathan Weaver, Audrey Weaver, Tajuana Cherry, James Cherry, Adrienne Cadmey, Aurille Weaver, Joshua Stokes, Jessica Weaver, Alexis Weaver, P.J. Weaver, Emma Weaver and Marcella Weaver; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 2 at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home, 220 N. Main, De Soto. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at the funeral home, officiated by the Rev. Ronald Luellen. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in De Soto.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.