William Thomas (W.T.) Weaver, Jr.

William Thomas (W.T.) Weaver, Jr. passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at Harmonee House in Amherst, Texas after a lengthy illness. Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 7th, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Grace Chapel at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Services will be held at First United Methodist Church in Amherst on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gary Eggart officiating. He was born on Oct. 4, 1930 at the home of his parents, W.T. (Bill) Weaver, Sr. and Roeane Harmon Weaver. He attended Amherst schools and graduated in 1948. He soon began a career of farming and was well respected in the area for his “straight rows and clean fields.” In his late teens, he became a Christian and joined the First United Methodist Church of Amherst. He served his church as a Communion steward; as church treasurer and as an official board member. On Dec. 24, 1950, he and Dorma Nell Jenkins were united in marriage in Clovis, New Mexico. They made their home in Amherst, and became the parents of three daughters. W.T. served as a board member of the South Plains Hospital and as a director on the board of First National Bank. As a young man, W.T. had been and outstanding athlete and continued participating in baseball, bowling and tennis for several years, well into his forties. He was a member of Amherst Reds baseball team. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his only sibling, Dale Weaver. He is survived by his wife, Dorma, of almost 63 years of the home; a daughter, Darlene Hennigh and husband, Wesley, of Lubbock; daughter, Linda Weaver of Amherst; daughter, Lana Robinson and husband, Jeff, of Albuquerque, NM; grandson, Anthony Booth and wife, Shawna, of Littlefield; grandson, Brock Hennigh of Houston, and grandson, Houston Hennigh and wife, Heather, of Lubbock. Also three great-grandchildren; McKenna Booth and Stetson and Rody Timmons, all of Littlefield. W.T. also leaves a large extended family and many friends. Pallbearers will be Phelps Blume, Anthony Booth, Brock Hennigh, Houston Hennigh, Chris Holcomb, and Ricky Yantis. Memorials may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY or First United Methodist Church, Amherst, Texas.
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