Thomas Michael “Mike” Weaver, 73 of Spring City, passed away Wednesday, January 08, 2020 after a valiant battle with incurable brain cancer.
Mike was born on June 18, 1946, in Lincolnton, N.C., to James B. Weaver and Lola C. Weaver.
Mike grew up initially in Crouse, N.C., before the family moved to Kingston, Tenn., and finally settled in Charlotte, N.C. Upon high school graduation from West Mecklenburg High School and settling into his career as a pipefitter/welder, he moved to Tuscaloosa, Ala. This "homebase" was decided upon because of his love for football, particularly for the University of Alabama team. Mike worked on construction for the majority of his career, traveling from coast to coast — Alaska to New York. He was a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters UA Local 190, located in Michigan, for 45 years. Additionally, he was a Mason for many years, belonging to The Grand Lodge of Alabama. He retired in 2008 but continued to work from time to time just to stay busy.
Mike's three greatest loves were God and all the natural beauty in the world, his family, and his country. All the man-made things Mike saw on his travels were not nearly as important to him as the natural beauty of mountains, lakes, forests, and wildlife. Mike endeared himself to extended family with his witty personality and his ability to communicate easily wth both young and old. His compassion was extended to the needy, lending a helping hand with food and money whenever he could. He was passionate about America and took pride in voting and being a true Patriot.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, James E. Weaver; his loving grandmother, Mrs. A.N. Carpenter; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Mike leaves behind his loving wife, Joanne, of Spring City; two sons, Brad Weaver (fiancée, Ann Hallum), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Cameron Weaver, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and his stepchildren, Brylle and Samantha of the home.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Antioch Methodist Church in Crouse, N.C., with Rev. Amy Carpenter officiating. Memorials can be made to Antioch Church Cemetery Fund, c/o C.H. Clark, P.O. Box 4, Crouse, NC 28033.