Nelson Robert Weaver Jr. of Quapaw died Friday, May 18, 2007, at his home. He was 75.
Mr. Weaver was born Nov. 6, 1931, in Baxter Springs, Kan., to Nelson Robert Weaver Sr. and Julia Harriet (Bartlett) Weaver.
He was a veteran of the Korean War.
He worked in area lead and zinc mines and in plutonium mines in New Mexico before starting his career as an over-the-road driver for Yellow Freight. He retired in 1990.
He married Dianna Mate Trickett on Oct. 20, 1989, at Eureka Springs, Ark. She survives.
Survivors include one son, Bob Weaver and wife Cassie, of Baxter Springs; one daughter Audrey Kersey and husband Robert, of Olathe, Kan., one stepdaughter, Angela Trickett of Commerce; four sisters, June Morton of Baxter Springs, Roberta Anderson of Mariposa, Calif., Ruby Newton of Richardson, Texas, and Althea Clouse of Baxter Springs, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Herbert Weaver.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel with Chaplain John McPhail officiating. Burial will be in Lowell Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim McMasters, Gene Abernathy, Casey Abernathy, John Steel, Danny Tavis, Matt Morrow, Randy Barnett, Jack Abernathy and Ed Kehaley. Honorary pallbearers will be all Yellow Freight workers.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.