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Richard L WEAVER

October 2, 1944September 28, 2020

Richard L. Weaver, age 75, of Marietta, GA, passed away on Sept. 28, 2020. He was born on Oct. 2, 1944, in Eldorado, AR, to Z. O. and Amelia Mitcham Weaver, and moved to Shubuta, MS, when he was 10. Richard graduated from Quitman High School, Quitman, MS, and Mississippi State University, where he was a 4-year letterman in football and M Club member. He was a proud member of State’s 1963 Liberty Bowl team. Richard received his BS in History and Masters in Education, and taught and coached in Natchez and Hattiesburg, MS. He moved to Bainbridge, GA, and later to Atlanta to work for USS Agri-Chemicals, Gold Kist, and Southern States Cooperative. Richard served as president of the Georgia Plant Food Education Society. He was a member of Mount Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta, GA.

Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in his yard, spending time with his family, traveling with his wife, and avidly supporting Mississippi State athletics. He especially enjoyed returning to Mississippi in the fall to visit his old teammates, friends, and coaches. Richard remained a loyal State fan throughout his life.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents and five siblings. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth Carmichael Weaver; daughters Shannon Hill (Jud) of Savannah, Emily McKinstry (Joe) of Hiram, and Allison Peak (John) of Columbus; grandchildren Gena and Thomas Hill, Colin and Nolan McKinstry, and Jack and Ben Peak, and loyal dachshund, Buck.

A memorial service celebrating Richard’s life will be held in the coming weeks. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you consider a donation in Richard’s name to the Alzheimer's Association or the Humane Society.

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Dudley Rowland

October 8, 2020

Liz,
I'm very sorry to learn of Richard's passing. He and I shared many happy times playing tennis in the Gold Kist tournaments. He was a real gentleman to work and compete with. Thoughts and prayers to you and your daughters and may you know the peace and understanding of God's love.
Dudley Rowland

Patsy Hall

October 3, 2020

Richard was a very kind person and always nice to my family as we lived in Chestnut Springs for 20 years as neighbors Every time we saw Richard on the tennis courts he was such a gentleman.. Liz I know you will miss him. My thoughts, prayers and love is with you all . Patsy Hall

Sally & Glenn Brinson

October 3, 2020

Dear Liz and girls,
When I first met your family I knew Jud was on to something good. You are all special people and I was happy he became a part of the “Weaver Clan.”
Richard was a kind and good man. He was always such a gentleman when Glenn and I were around him. We know he has already been missed greatly and will be missed in the future but he is no longer suffering and is in a better place. We couldn’t help but think about how proud he would have been when State beat LSU last week.
Again, please accept our condolences and love.
Sincerely,
Glenn and Sally

Anthony Foti

October 3, 2020

Liz,

I am so sorry to hear about Richard's passing. If there is anything you need, or anything I can do to help you through this, please don't hesitate to let me know. He was a great man, and he will be missed.
Sincerely,

Anthony Foti

Rebecca Johnson

October 3, 2020

Liz,
Lifting you and your family up in prayer.
Love you.

Sylvia Sykes

October 3, 2020

Liz, Ron and I were so sorry to receive the message about Richard. Richard was the new kid when we started our 5th grade at Shubuta Elementary, but he quickly became part of us graduating QHS with us. I know the past few months have really been tough for you and your girls due to Covid restrictions. I pray for comfort and peace and rest for you all as you grieve his passing.

Patrice Hawkins

October 3, 2020

Dear Liz and family,

I am so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. He was a much loved man and will surely missed. I am so glad you had 52 wonderful years together. So glad you have your beautiful family,that are a credit to you both!

Love,
Patty

Bert Jones

October 3, 2020

Liz and Family: What a terrible shock to hear of Richard's passing. It's like another piece of my heart is gone and my wonderful memories of Shubuta are upset. Bo and Richard and their Dad were so much a part of my life growing up in Shubuta. He was a great person and our World will indeed miss him. I'm honored that he and his Brother were a part of my life. My thoughts and prayers are with yall during this time.

Steve Jackson

September 30, 2020

Elizabeth, Shannon, Emily and Allison,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family members during this time. I have many fond memories of family meals in your home, talking and watching sports and playing tennis with Richard. I know you can take comfort in the fact that Richard is in a much better place than this crazy mixed up world in which we now live.

Sincerely and with much sympathy,
Steve Jackson

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