Obituaries detail

Robert L. "Bob" Weaver, Age: 97
Jan 18, 1923 - Nov 10, 2020

 

Robert L. “Bob” Weaver, 97, of Lee’s Summit, passed away on 10 November 2020, at Kansas City Hospice House.  

 

Bob was born 18 January 1923 in Kansas City, MO, a son of Larry Edwin and Ida Ennette (Mitchell) Weaver.  Bob dropped out of Westport High School in October 1939 and joined the Marines when he was 16 years old, and happened to be stationed on Midway Island when the US entered into WWII in December 1941.  He was in the Battle of Midway, and later on during the war, he served in the Solomon Islands, Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands, and finally in Guam when the war ended.  Upon his discharge, Bob returned to Kansas City, and married Lucille Lannon on 25 Jan 1946, who he had met during his first leave from the Marines, and they had four children together.  Bob eventually got his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts from Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg in 1952, and then worked as an Inspector for the Missouri Highway Department for many years until his retirement in 1985.  Bob moved his young family to Independence in 1953, and he and Lucille moved to Lee’s Summit in 1976.  Bob was a member of Unity School of Christianity in Unity Village for many years.  Bob loved to swim and sail, and he and Lucille travelled to Hawaii, Ireland, Great Britain, and Australia in their later working years, and after retirement.

 

In addition to his wife Lucille, Bob is survived by: three sons, Kenneth Weaver and his wife Donna  of Fallbrook, CA, Keith Weaver, of Torrance, CA, and Craig Weaver, currently of the home; one sister, Beverly Kimes, of Kansas City, MO; one brother, Donald Weaver, of Shawnee, KS; three grandchildren, Erin Valdez, of Fallbrook, CA, Justin Weaver, of Oceanside, CA, and Kaitlin Weaver, of San Diego, CA; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.  In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by: his son, Steven Weaver, his daughter-in-law, Debra (Delancey) Weaver, and his granddaughter, Stephanie Weaver (all in June 1990); and his older brother, Eugene Weaver (in February 2007).    

A memorial service will be planned at a later time, due to the pandemic

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Condolences

Erin L Valdez Nov 13 ,2020

Granddaughter ,Fallbrook ,California

My Grandpa Bob was the best man I will ever know. He wasn't just my Grandpa, he was also my best friend, just like my Grandma is also my best friend. He always loved me unconditionally. One thing for sure, my Grandpa went straight up to Heaven. I will miss him and love him for the rest of my life. My Grandpa also survived Pearl Harbor, The Battle of Midway, and three other major US battles during World War II. He also was awarded 5 Silver Stars and many other medals during his service to our country in the United States Marine Corps. He was a very humble war hero, who died the Day before Veteran's Day. If there is a Veteran that our country can celebrate every Veteran's Day, it is my Grandpa, Robert Lee Weaver.

Mary and Jim Stilley Nov 14 ,2020

Neighbor for 33 years ,Lee’s Summit ,Missouri

Wonderful obituary. We thought very highly of Bob, and have great fondness for him and Lucille. Bob was such a gentle soul; not many like him any more. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Bob Weaver Nov 14 ,2020

Nephew ,Kansas City ,Missouri

My dad, Gene Weaver (Uncle Bob’s older brother) named me after Bob. Living up to his character and accomplishments was a tall order. I stayed in touch with Uncle Bob and his family after moving to Hawaii in 1966, and later to San Francisco. I reconnected with him and Aunt Lucille when my wife Ann, and I retired and moved back to KC, my hometown. We always enjoyed spending time with Bob. He told us many interesting stories about the extended Weaver family about people and events that were unknown to me. He was a kind man, one of the good guys. I will miss him, and I will remember him.

Neal Weaver Nov 14 ,2020

Nephew ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Uncle Bob lived a long and fulfilled life and as long as I remember Aunt Lucille was always by his side. We spend many a warm summers day at their house on Lakewood swimming and sailing. That smile Uncle Bob always had on his face will be remembered! It's just a shame that this pandemic made it to where he and Lucille could not be together these last few months. You will be missed Uncle Bob!

Carole Winter Nov 14 ,2020

What a long productive life! You will all be missing him,but know he is with the Lord.

Larry and Janet Thomas Nov 15 ,2020

Neighbor ,Lee’s Summit ,Missouri

Really enjoyed visiting with Bob and Lucile. They were great neighbors. Bob was interesting and we enjoyed his stories. We extend our sympathy to the family.