Edward “Ed” Alton Weaver, the late son of Sanders and Lillie Thompson Weaver and brother of the late Virginia Laverne Hubert, was born on Aug. 1, 1937, in Ashe County, North Carolina, and went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2018, while his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Elizabeth (Riddle) Weaver, was by his side. 

A Memorial Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Emporia, Kansas. Honorary pallbearers: Christopher Scherer, Conner Weaver Snook, Keith Hessler and Kenny Messick.

He is survived by two daughters, Sonja (Kevin) Messick) and Sherry (Frank) Hessler, grandchildren: Sarah, Christopher, Conner, Carina, Keith, Kenny, Amy; great-grandchildren: Caydence, Levi, Hunter, Zeneca, Lillian; nephews: Tracy and Eric; niece: Tammy; brother-in-law, John Hubert.

Ed served in the United States Air Force for 20 years; he was honored with the distinguished Commendation Medal and is a Vietnam veteran. Additionally, he worked in the nuclear power plant/quality assurance field for more than 30 years, post military retirement.

Ed was well loved by his family and all who knew him; he will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, please send any heartfelt donation to Cornerstone Baptist Church.