Kyle Clayton Weaver Sr.
January 24, 1932 – February 21, 2019
Kyle Clayton Weaver, Sr., passed away February 21, 2019 in Knoxville, surrounded by his loving family just one week after exchanging Valentines greetings with his beloved wife of 68 years, Dana. Kyle’s greatest joys in life were his wife, his family, building homes for first-time home buyers, and hiking and fishing in the mountains and streams of Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia. Kyle attended Young High School and finished his GED later in life. He emphasized the importance of education to all of his seven children. Kyle mentored his sons and was happy to have each of them working with him in the business at least for part of their working lives. He influenced many others, especially in his years serving in the Home Builder’s Association of Greater Knoxville. He helped start the Sevierville, Tennessee, and Maryville, Tennessee chapters of the Home Builder’s Association. In 1989 he was president of the HBAGK, the same year he won Knoxville’s Builder of the Year award. He also served several years as an officer of the organization, and went to Nashville many times on behalf of the industry to work with legislative committees. Kyle won multiple awards with the HBA organizations and was most proud of receiving multiple Spike awards for recruiting new members. While president in 1989, he helped lead the new partnership with Habitat for Humanity, completing their first build in March of 1989. He also helped start a mentorship and apprentice program for the Knoxville chapter. Kyle loved the mountains and shared his joy of hiking with all his children, from carrying them up mountains as babies into many years hiking together as adults. He taught them to respect nature and to experience the deep joy of connecting with Creation and each other. They hiked, camped, and fished together throughout their lives. He also volunteered multiple times when rescue efforts were made on behalf of lost hikers. Kyle loved his big family, but was abundantly thankful for the countless days of love and sacrifice made by his wife, Dana, especially in the years of his illness. He was blessed to have many dear friends throughout life and was a person who quietly helped others in their time of need. Kyle was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Etha Weaver, and step-mother Elizabeth Weaver, sisters Marilyn Thompson, and Wanda Wade; step-sister Beatrice Smith; brothers Clarence, Leslan, Bobby, and Kenny. He is survived by wife Dana Frances Pickens Weaver, children Clayton (Melinda), Kenny (Jo), Stanley, Jeffrey (Kim), David (Missy), Beverly (David) McLemore, and Kelly (Jeff) Rusk; sister and brother-in-law Sue and Raymond Dunlap; grandchildren Valerie (Rex) Richardson, KC (Julianne) Weaver, III, Jeffrey (Serena) Weaver II, Kensie Weaver, Derek Weaver, Jesse (Kayla) Weaver, Olivia (Wesley) Childress, Tommy Weaver, Mattea McLemore, Alicia McLemore, Bronwyn (Stephen) Blodgett, Dylan Hayes, and Kaitlyn Hayes; nine great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. All services will be conducted at Berry Highland South (formerly Holly Hills) in South Knoxville; Pastor Dana Fachman officiating. Receiving friends on Monday, February 25, 5 to 7, with service to follow at 7 p.m. Interment Tuesday, February 26, 11 a.m. Condolences may be offered at www.berryhighlandsouth.com
- Visitation Monday, February 25, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, February 25, 2019
- Interment Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Kyle Clayton Weaver Sr.
Cathy Stanfill Rauhuff
February 25, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Just want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you during this sad time and in the days ahead.
Essie Stanfill and Family
February 25, 2019
Mr. Weaver will forever be one of my favorite people in this whole wide world. When George and I had our first house built, we wanted Mr. Weaver to build it. He was getting ready to retire but we went and met with him and convinced him to build one more before that retirement date. He did and there are so many stories to tell about the construction I wouldn't know where to begin. But I do know that many years later when we sold that home, we were told by the inspector that it was the best built home he had ever inspected. Kyle Weaver was a fantastic builder and a fantastic human being and he will forever be a part of my memory. I am so sorry for your loss, but Mr. Weaver left this world a better place because he was a part of it.
February 24, 2019
We Are Sorry For Your Loss.