David Hunter Weston Jr.
October 27, 1932 – November 12, 2013
Another star joined those in the heavens on November 12, 2013. David Hunter Weston Jr. passed after a short illness. He was born in Staunton, VA on October 27, 1932 to David & Jane Weston. He was the oldest of 4 children and was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Margaret Newton Weston and 2 sisters. Yvonne Rosson of Afton, VA is his only remaining sibling.
He served in the US Army during the Korean War and graduated from The College of William & Mary as a theater major in 1958. During his summer college months he performed in Williamsburg's outdoor play 'The Common Glory' where he was spotted by his greatest fan, Margaret Newton. In 1960 he and Margaret married and they moved to Nevada then Texas and finally settling back home in Williamsburg.
Mr. Weston will be greeted in heaven by his beloved wife of 44 years Margaret, who passed nearly 10 years ago. He leaves behind 3 children; David Weston III of Madison Wisconsin, Matthew Weston, his wife Morgan and their children Molly and McEwan of Williamsburg and Julia Nutter, her husband Robert and their children Hanna and Alex of Charlotte NC.
Mr. Weston was a US Army Civil Service employee at Fort Eustis for 25 years but his greatest joy was felt when he was performing on stage. He performed in countless plays at the Williamsburg players. He was known as 'The Voice of Fort Eustis' where he MC'd countless retirement ceremonies. He also acted in Williamsburg's Shakespeare Festival, the Nutcracker and countless other shows in and around Williamsburg. David and Margaret were charter members of Wellspring United Methodist Church. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 22nd at 7pm at Wellspring UMC, 4871 Longhill Road, Williamsburg.
David, Matthew and Julia would like to offer our sincere thanks to Hampton Veterans Medical Center and The Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg for the compassionate care during their fathers last days. We ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan parkway Williamsburg VA 23188.
David Hunter Weston Jr.
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December 8, 2013
Some of my most memorable theatre moments were sharing the stage with David. He was such a generous actor and human. I also had the pleasure of directed him and I carry many smiles from watching him perform. He was a special man who continues to live on in many hearts.
November 25, 2013
Mr. Weston mentored me, a soldier, when I began narrating ceremonies at Fort Eustis, 1999-2003. I could never approach his talent. Wonderful, kind man. I didn't even know he was an accomplished actor.
November 24, 2013
Always know you as Uncle Hunter. I found a love of American History, as a 6-year-old, because of watching you narrarate "The Common Glory." I hope that play is revived one day.
November 21, 2013
My very first play was Breath of Spring with Dave and Mollie Robbins. What an incredible experience to work with such incredibly talented actors my first time out. Over the years I worked with Dave on other projects. He was a joy to watch on on stage and to work with backstage. I will miss him terribly.
Albert (Gene) Autrey
November 21, 2013
Worked with Dave at the Transportation School for many years. Even attended some of his classes. Enjoyed every retirement ceremony he narrated. Dave will be sorely missed.
November 19, 2013
I had the please of working with Dave Weston at the Williamsburg Players. He will be missed by many.
November 17, 2013
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
November 16, 2013
Dear Weston Family,
Your dad was one of the first neighbors to welcome us 12 years ago. He called and talked for half an hour providing names of each of our neighbors. What a wonderful father and mother! May your happy memories live on in your hearts.
The Taylors (David, Karen, Luke, and Jenny)