Times West Virginian
Richard David “Dick” Weber, 77, of Lenoir City, Tenn., passed away Monday (Sept. 30, 2013) at Parkwest Medical Center.
He was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Lenoir City, Tenn., where he enjoyed being part of their Angel Food Ministry.
Dick was born and raised in Fairmont, and attended Fairmont State University before joining the Army. He served active duty in Korea and Vietnam, where he received the Army Commendation Medal as well as the Bronze Star Medal. Dick continued serving in the Air Force Reserves for a total of 23 years of military service, and retired as a decorated veteran.
He relocated to Hagerstown, Md., and had a rewarding career with IBM for 25 years. Dick was a member of the Elks Lodge 378 and the American Legion Post 42. He coached Halfway, Md., Little League baseball for more than 10 years, and also served as president of the Hagerstown Junior Basketball League for almost 20 years. Dick and Peg retired to Lenoir City, Tenn., in 2001.
Dick enjoyed golfing, including annual golf trips to Myrtle Beach with longtime friend Bill Reedy and the gang from Hagerstown. He also enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. Dick had an unsurpassed love of reading, especially historic war novels.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Harriett Weber of Fairmont; half-brothers, Henry and William Weber; sister, Nancy Stoneman; and special aunts, Jeannette, Alice and Beatrice Weber.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Margaret “Peg” Kiger Weber; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Cindy Weber, Mark and Melissa Weber of Hagerstown, Md., and Rick and Sally Weber of Lenoir City, Tenn.; brother, Daniel Weber of Fairmont; beloved grandchildren, Andrew Weber of Naples, Fla., Matthew Weber of Lexington, S.C., John Weber of Nashville, Tenn., Zachary Weber of Hagerstown, Md., and Scott, Cole and Sara Jane Weber of Lenoir City, Tenn.; great-granddaughter, Talia Marie Weber of Naples, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather at 9:30 a.m. Friday for graveside services at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Gov. John Sevier Highway. Full military honors will be conferred. Also on Friday, the family will receive friends from 5-6 p.m. with the service immediately following at 6 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 301 Hickory Creek Road, Lenoir City, Tenn.
The Weber family would like to express their appreciation for the staff of Ben Atchley State Veterans Home, as well as Dr. Edward Newman, and the ER staff and CCU staff of Parkwest Medical Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church.
Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel is serving the Weber family (www.clickfh.com).