John Franklin "Frank" Weaver

December 29, 1922September 26, 2020

John Franklin “Frank” Weaver, 97, of Hickory, died Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.

Born December 29, 1922 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Clayton Weaver and Carrie Bollinger.

Mr. Weaver was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. He was a long-time member of Sardis Lutheran Church who enjoyed farming in his spare time.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mary Davis Weaver and eight siblings.

Survivors include his sons, James Franklin Weaver and wife Carolyn of Hickory and Gary Wayne Weaver and wife Viola of Hickory; daughter, Nancy Hilton and husband Roger of Vale; sister, Jo Ellen Hayes; three grandchildren, Maria Bradshaw and husband Rusty, Christy Weaver, and Roger Jr. Hilton; and four great-grandchildren, Joshua Hilton, Jacob Hilton, Shelby Bolter and husband Justin, and Sydney Bradshaw.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a family only graveside service will be held at Sardis Evangelical Lutheran Church 6103 West NC 10 on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 2:00PM with Rev. Adrienne Martin officiating.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Propst Fire Department at 5608 Whitener Road Hickory, NC 28602.

Condolences may be sent to the Weaver family at

The Weaver family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


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