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Nelsen Williamsburg

3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA

OBITUARY

Earlen Berl Weis

May 27, 1942October 17, 2019

Earlen B. Weis, 77, of Gloucester, Virginia went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 17, 2019. He was a graduate of Mount Hope High School, West Virginia. He was President and founder of Accessible Environments, Inc. (an internet business). He was in the Navy and served on a submarine in San Diego, California. He received his airplane pilot multiengine rating in San Diego, California. He then received his air frame and power plant mechanics from Spartan School of Aeronautics, Tulsa, Oklahoma. One of his hobbies was carving and he carved many birds, ducks, and fish. He loved to travel and visited light houses on the East and West coast.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia Elliott Weis; son, Brett Weis (Robin); daughter, Brigette Weis Elliott (John); grandchildren: Tiffany (Jed) Gonzola, Meagan (Brent) Howell, and Ashley (Alan) Street, Nathan (Megan) Weis; great grandchildren: Sam, Ellie and Caroline Gonzola, McKenna and Miles Howell, and Hannah Weis; brother, Russell Weis (Linda); sisters, Alice Sutphin, and Anna Evans (Tom); and many nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his mother, Madge Evans and father, Gentzel Weis and step fathers, Omer Walker and Hubert Evans; grandmother, Martha Willis and his precious Aunt Josie; his step brothers, Bob and Jim Evans; and brother-in-law, Dan Sutphin.

A memorial service will be held at the Coastal Community Church, 6406 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester, Virginia on November 2 at 11:00am, with his grandson, Nathan Weis officiating. A second memorial service will be held November 9, 11:00am at his mother’s church, the Church of God of Prophecy, 1 Patrick Street, Oak Hill, West Virginia, with the Reverend Debbie Minor officiating. A reception will be held after both services to greet the family.

Earlen loved his Hospice Nurse, Patty Fischer. She was so wonderful and he looked forward to her visit every week for the past year. In lieu of flowers, donations may be mailed to Grace Hospice, 263 McLaws Circle, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019

Memories

Earlen Berl Weis

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Carol-Jo Osinski

October 26, 2019

Earl was funny and his blue eyes twinkled each time I visited.
I always felt that he was happy to see me. I will miss him.

Kitty Prowse

October 23, 2019

Earl, Is my cousin, so strong, handsome and a man of integrity. His younger sister Anna and me grew up playing and he had already left home for his life of adventures. When he did visit we knew we were special to him. I liked to watch him love on his mother and family. As we all grew older, we became closer in love even though we lived miles apart. What stands out about him, was his Joyful wife. He was a wealthy man. He had what money could not buy and death could not take away, the love of his family. He was satisfied with the love of his wife for his lifetime. My dad loved him, and they were like brothers growing up together. I honor his precious memory and life.

Misty Carte (WEIS)

October 21, 2019

Uncle Earl, (nuncle nearlen) such a special person. I have so many memories of growing up with him until he moved to Virginia. He and Pat nicknamed me SHELLBONE. A name that has stuck with me through the years. Anytime I ever seen him coming he always had a smile and a hug. He would say, "Here comes that Misty Shellbone Weis Kid." Would love to give him another hug right now. So proud to be his niece... Love you and Miss you tons 💗. May you rest in peace.

Mary Coffey (Brewer)

October 21, 2019

I remember as a kid, we went to visit Pat and Earl. He asked me if I wanted some root beer. I told him that I don’t drink beer and I was going to tell Mamaw that he tried to give me beer! Uncle Earl also used to call me his pin up baby, because I had a picture in a hat, boa and pearls. He was always happy and smiling. I’m thankful for the memories I have with him.

Teddy Chambers

October 21, 2019

I remember growing up and visiting Mammaw when Pat and Earl were visiting. In 42 years I cannot remember a time when Earl didn't have a smile on his face or wasn't laughing. I honestly do not know if he ever was mad but he sure did hide it well if he was. He will be missed dearly!

Jennie Alexander

October 21, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to the weis family and friends for such a tremendous loss

Meagan Howell

October 21, 2019

I remember so many family trips to West Virginia riding in the back seat of Nana and Pappaws truck. We would go to family reunions and have the best time. Family was always important to pappaw. Miss him and think of him every day. We love you pappaw.

Brigette Elliott

October 21, 2019

I have so many memories... Dad had a great sense of humor, kind of a zany thing but I share that with him. Very often we were the only ones laughing! He was also gender neutral when it came to me. He believed I could do anything regardless of what it might be and never placed a gender bias on anything I wanted to do. And he believed in me! He passed on to me the love for building things and the creative art involved with that. Loved the time we built the Kilsyth Christmas house together that hot July a few years ago. Over the last several weeks my relationship with Dad changed. I became one of his caregivers and it was a humbling experience for both of us I think. While working on their house to get them ready to move in with us, I kept reminding myself that my most important job was taking care of him and mom during this time. I kept hearing the phrase in my head "You need to finish well.." I pray that I did finish well Dad in helping you thru these last few weeks. I love you and will always miss you.

Jonathan Phoebus

October 21, 2019

Uncle Earl would always say one of these days I am going to come to New Mexico and ride dirt bikes with you I always enjoyed seeing him when I was younger on visits.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY