James “Jim” T. Weaver, 92, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020 in Claremore. He was born on April 13, 1927 in Salina, Oklahoma; the son of Theodore James and Lula Pearl (Harris) Weaver. Jim faithfully served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. He was stationed in the Pacific and assigned to be on the USS Mountrail, a Haskell class attack transport of the U.S. Navy. On May 31, 1946, he married Darla Jean Thurman and celebrated 66 years of marriage before her passing in 2013. In 1961, Jim started building homes in the Mayes County area and was also a developer for over 25 years. He also worked for Midwest Carbide for 15 years. Jim was a member of the American Legion and was a proud WWII Veteran. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, fishing, and watching wildlife of any kind. He leaves behind many memories for his family to remember.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2020 in the Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jerold Pilant officiating. Burial will follow in the Graham Memorial Cemetery with Brett Stevens, Brian Stevens, Steve Thesenvitz, Dave Miller, Matt Mead and Larry Crawford, Jr. serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers will be Mike Thesenvitz, Eric Weaver, Ben Bailey, Chris Dill, Adam Bush, Billy Crawford, and Michael Black. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m, until 8:00 p.m, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Shipman’s Funeral Home. To leave his family a message, please visit his Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.
Jim was survived by his sons, Jim Weaver and wife Anne of Pryor, Oklahoma and John Weaver and wife Cindy of Pryor, Oklahoma; daughter, Ellen Broach and husband Walter of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; 17 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and 5 great great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Lula Weaver; wife, Darla Weaver; daughter, Barbara Jean Stevens; great grandson, Trinton Herron; sister, Ruby Daniel; and brother, Glen “Pete” Weaver.