Michael Elston Weaver
Michael Elston Weaver
Funeral services for Michael Elston Weaver, 82, Willow Springs, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Willow Springs Church of Christ, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Weaver passed away at 11:43 p.m., Monday, December 20, 2021, at Willow Care Nursing Home.
He was born July 9, 1939, at Batesville, Arkansas, the son of Claude Weaver and Kathleen Harmon. On September 14, 1957, he was married at Batesville, Arkansas, to Kathy Young. Mr. Weaver was a law enforcement officer for the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He achieved a bit of fame during his years as Safety Officer by conducting programs at several local schools and radio stations, and even appearing on Aunt Norma’s Children’s Hour, teaching children about safety and to obey state laws. Mr. Weaver was an artist and illustrator, and was a certified Bob Ross Instructor. He was a poet, singer, and songwriter. He was also a wood carver and builder. He loved to fish and work in his shop. Mr. Weaver was an elder at Willow Springs Church of Christ. He loved leading singing and teaching Bible study, and he occasionally preached. His family was everything to him, and he was known as the rock of the family.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy, of the family home; two children, Sandy Perkins and husband, Danny, Willow Springs, Missouri, and Rhonda Loring and husband, Terry, West Plains, Missouri; four grandchildren, Tim Perkins and wife, Malina, Matt Perkins and wife, Amanda, Garrett Loring and wife, Lacey, and Blaine Loring and wife, Mickey; and eight great-grandchildren, Devin Perkins, Nolan Perkins, Aurelia Perkins, Lucy Perkins, Fielder Perkins, Khloe Loring, Grayden Loring, and Luna Loring.
His parents, one aunt, Mary Levitt, and one uncle, Kenneth Levitt, preceded him in death.
Mr. Weaver will lie in state from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, in the Rose Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at Willow Springs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Haven Children’s Home and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.
December 23, 2021 @ 10:52 am
Mrs. Kathy Weaver, Rhonda/Terry, and Weaver Families,
Our Condolences to all of you on the passing of Mike. I have fond memories of him not only visiting my schools in West Plains R-7 to educate us but at Curry Street Church of Christ during our Vacation Bible Schools back in the 1970’s. He always had a smile on his face, able to talk to us, and enjoyed his artistic ability sharing that with all of us too. He will be missed. All of you will be in our daily prayers/thoughts. May God bless all of you.
In Christian Love,
Amber(Cozort), Tim, and Corby Redburn
Jayne (McElmurry) Kane
December 23, 2021 @ 11:41 am
Mike was a good man. Always upbeat. My sympathy to you, Kathy, Sandy & family, Rhonda & family. In Christain love, Jayne.
Dianna Simpson Weaver
December 30, 2021 @ 11:59 pm
Remembering Mike from growing up in Willow. He was a great representative for the MSHP. We were neighbors in Hickory Hills. Sending condolences to Kathy and all the family. May sweet memories help you through your sorrow.
December 23, 2021 @ 3:30 pm
I’m sorry, you have my deepest sympathy. He was a good neighbor and man. With deepest sympathy.
December 24, 2021 @ 9:16 am
Terry and Rhonda, the entire Heritage Tractor family expresses sincere condolences of the passing of your father/father-in-law and grandfather. Mr. Weaver led a very full life and we thank God for his life. His life was filled eith service to his God, family and community. What a great example of we all should lead our lives. We also thank you for the service that he provided to the people of Missouri during his law enforcement career. We leaves behind. Great legacy of family. Good bless everyone in the family and our thoughts are with you during this time. – Ken Wagner
Teresa Eldringhoff Romans
December 24, 2021 @ 11:33 am
Officer Mike meant so much to us school kids back in theday. He always was so good to us. Years later i was blessed to become acquainted with him when he attended area bluegrass shows…writing songs for many of the groups. Im sure he will be missed. Peace and comfort to you all.
December 24, 2021 @ 6:24 pm
I remember meeting Sgt. Weaver in kindergarten in 1970. I thought that anyone who could enforce the law and keep their shoes that shiny was amazing. I told him after the presentation that I was going to be a state trooper when I grew up, but he told me that girls couldn’t be troopers. I cried. Six years later, he was back at school for the annual presentation and he pulled me aside when it was over and told me that if I still wanted to be a state trooper that Missouri had just hired its first “Mama Bear”. I figured out later that I hated working traffic, but wore a uniform as a deputy sheriff and city police officer for many years. I remember walking into Troop G the first time in my uniform and he was sitting at the front desk. He shook his head and smiled. God bless you, Sgt. Weaver for giving us all someone to look up too.
December 25, 2021 @ 9:17 pm
Sorry for your loss praying for his family sure do like his pictures
December 31, 2021 @ 9:43 am
Visiting my high school my senior year Sgt. Mike inspired me to enjoy a law enforcement career of almost 20 years with the Howell County Sheriff’s Department. We used to kid each other about having the same last name but not being related. May he rest in peace, and may we soon see him again in the Kingdom.
“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” (1 Thessalonians 4:14)