Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Obituary - James Earl Weaver II

James Earl Weaver II
James Earl Weaver II, 73, passed away on June 20, 2015 at his home in Warr Acres, Oklahoma. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2015 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Harrisonville, Missouri. Burial will be in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Oklahoma Historical Society or the Fiber Artists of Oklahoma.
James was born on June 30, 1941 in Harrisonville, Missouri, the son of James Earl and Eldine (Atkinson) Weaver. He grew up in Harrisonville, Missouri and was a 1959 graduate of Harrisonville High School. While in high school, James participated in football, basketball and track, and was active in instrumental and vocal music, as well as class plays. He played football through the semi-pro level.

After high school, James attended William Jewell College and the University of Kansas. In later years, he attended Drury University, the Air Force Institute of Technology, and Holy Name Hospital/Edison College. He received a Bachelor of Science and became a Registered Nurse. Finally, he received a Master of Science from Indiana Wesleyan and became a Certified Nurse Practitioner. James married Barbara Klein in 1984 in Ohio. He worked for the Ford Motor Company and served almost 10 years with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He was also proud of his years as a maintenance planner for the Air Force Logistics Command and happiest providing Pediatric and Family Practice medical care.

James was a member of the United Masonic Lodge #5, Springfield, Missouri. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie, Oklahoma. He was also a member of the York Rite Masonic Bodies in Dayton, Ohio. He was a friend of Bill. James was a member of the Oklahoma Historical Society, OKC Museum of Art, NRA, and Oklahoma Native Plant Society. He enjoyed singing, history, religion, art, and continually learning.

James is survived by his spouse Barbara, of the home; his daughters, Mary Elizabeth Watson (Robert) and Anna Margaret Callendar (David); two brothers, Christopher Weaver (Chrissy), Michael Weaver; one sister, Martha Jane McGrade (Ted), and granddaughters, Lindsay Callendar and Abigail Watson.