Joshua Daniel Weaver, 35, of Eagle Ridge Road departed this life on May 30, 2017.
Born August 18, 1981, he was the son of M. Suzanne (Teaford) Weaver Bentz of Eagle Ridge Road and Tony Robert Weaver of Broad Run Road in New Haven.
Joshua and sister, Sarah, and brother, Jarrod, were life-long hunting and fishing buddies. Joshua especially loved sitting around a campfire with his wife Carol and family members in the evenings. The West Virginia mountains held a special spot in his heart. Always being an avid dog and cat lover, Joshua accumulated and cared for many dogs and cats . . . many of which were castaways. His favorite buddy was Red, a dachshund whom he loved very much.
He was a lifetime member of the Laborers Union #543 in Huntington, W.Va. and worked many years as a heavy construction foreman for Ahern and Associates until an unfortunate job accident caused him to be disabled from back injuries. Never being a couch potato and in pain daily, he forced himself to garden and help neighbors and family members in any way he could. He was a National Rifle Association member and a member of the Bashan Volunteer Fire Department.
Surviving are his wife, Carol Lynn Brown (married Feb. 12, 2008); mother, Suzanne Bentz; father, Tony Weaver; step-father, John K. Bentz; sister, Sarah Kay Bentz; beloved maternal grandmother, Margarete Teaford; special nephews, Colten John and Zackariah Levi; loving niece, Ava Suzanne; step-brother, Keith (Beckie) Bentz;, step-sister, Brenda Woodrow; uncles, Forrest (Launa) Teaford, Cloist Eugene Teaford, and Dave (Linda) Spencer; aunt, Kathy See; future brother-in-law, J.R. Hupp; mother-in-law, Shelvie Jean Brown; many cousins; several sisters and brothers-in-law; and many friends of all ages.
He was preceded in death by his beloved brother, Jarrod Eugene Bentz; maternal grandfather, Raymond C. Teaford; fraternal grandparents, Robert S. Weaver and Aleta Weaver; and step-grandparents, Michael A. and Ethel F. Bentz.
Visitation is arranged by Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy for June 5 from 6-8 p.m. with funeral services on Tuesday, June 6 at 11 a.m. Reverend Herschel White will officiate. Internment will be at Meigs Memory Gardens following services. In lieu of flowers, please send donations for a bronze memorial to: Suzanne Bentz, 48401 Eagle Ridge Road, Long Bottom, Ohio.