Ian Charles Weatherford
November 16, 1991 – May 30, 2021
Ian Charles Weatherford, 29, of Glendale, California, formerly of Springfield, passed away on May 30, 2021 at his residence. He was born on November 16, 1991 in Springfield to Brian and Cara Weatherford.
He is survived by his parents of Springfield, sister Lindsay Elizabeth Weatherford of Springfield, fiancé Gracie Strawn of Glendale, CA., paternal grandmother Leah Weatherford of Tennessee, several aunts, uncles and cousins and his beloved dogs Kylo and Jax. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather and his maternal grandparents.
Ian was a loving son, brother and fiancé who will be remembered as smart, witty and full of life. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri. Ian was currently working for Nordstrom in Glendale and owned and operated his own business Collusion Infusion. He received a patent for THC infused alcohol that he was going to distribute to the hospitality industry.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday June 12, 2021 at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 East Allen Street. A public viewing will start at 10:00am and conclude at 11:00am at Bisch and Son on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, Illinois 62702.
- Animal Protective League
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Ian Charles Weatherford
July 13, 2021
Ian Dear Ian
Thanks for the joy and love you gave me.
Sincerely Uncle Robert
June 11, 2021
In 2018 I moved to Glendale, CA. Though simply moving across town, for anyone who’s spent time in Glendale, it really was like entering a wholly different world. Add to that the fact I had rented an apartment above a massive outdoor mall flooded with hundreds of ever-changing patrons hopped up on retail and you can imagine how hard that can be for someone that knows no one.
It didn’t take long, though, for one very special person to start chatting me up and make me feel I could call this new place home. Though we had just met, Ian made me feel like I had suddenly reconnected with a lifelong friend.
I quickly came to see that Ian was, not only a great person, but a fascinating one. He was the kind of person that was never interested in the superficial. If Ian engaged in something (or someone) he would dig deep. He wanted to know as much as he could. He loved the fascinating little details most people miss. He loved movies and stories that built full worlds and complete mythologies. He would spend hours online researching the many provocative aspects of a story or subject that had alluded others.
One great memory is the night he came over to watch the finale of Game of Thrones. There’s no one I would have rather celebrated the conclusion to such a massive mythology with than Ian. True to his nature he brought steaks and cooked them to perfection in my almost unused kitchen. He was my guest and he treated ME like the guest. That was just Ian.
As a creative and entrepreneur, I was blown away by Ian’s burgeoning business. He had patented a process I believe could still change the landscape of the beverage industry and beyond. It was dizzying to hear him explain the science behind-the-curtain that he had mastered so completely.
I have so many great memories of my time with Ian... His dating advice, his love of animals, his excitement over Gracie’s growing career in entertainment...
I miss you Ian. And I will forever be the better for knowing you.
June 8, 2021
Our daughter, Kayla Jenkins, went to high school with Ian. He was such a good friend to her and never stopped making us laugh.
One of the first times Ian came around our house, he was with some other high school friends. Our house was newly built and we had sod but the lot next door was empty.
Ian decided to take a shortcut and drive through both lots to leave. Kayla's dad was out of town and we woke up the next morning to car car tire tracks across the yard. Knowing that dad wouldn't be happy, Kayla and I spent the day rubbing our shoes back and forth across the grass to get rid of the tracks before dad got home. It worked. Dad never noticed.
When Kayla turned 21, Ian met us at midnite, the morning of her birthday, at Buffalo wild wings. We sat outside at the patio and had birthday drinks until they finally told us we HAD to leave!!!
I believe that Ian would do anything for his friends and I know he touched all of our lives in ways that most of our children's friends never do. I would give anything for him to drive through our yard again just for the laugh.
We will never forget him.
Jackie and Ira Marcus
June 7, 2021
Dear Cara, Brian, Lindsay, and family, our most sincere sympathy on your tragic loss. We didn’t know Ian, but the description of a wonderful, accomplished person is evident in his remembrance. May you all find peace in the days and years to come.
Cousin Jackie and Ira Marcus