Jack Houston Weaver passed on April 15, 2021, in Alamogordo, NM. He was born December 16, 1928, to Leard Hezekiah Weaver and Lee Maude (Daves) Weaver in Lakeview, Texas. He grew up in west Texas, Las Cruces, NM, and Alamogordo, NM. He was married to Virginia McMurry Weaver from March 1949 until her death in April 2018. They had three children, Jackie, Jim, and Katie.
As a boy, Jack had some interesting work experiences, including delivering newspapers, helping to do typesetting for the Las Cruces Sun News, setting pins in the base bowling alley, delivering groceries, and working as a soda jerk and a janitor. From the time he graduated high school at age 16 until his retirement at age 62, he worked mostly in the area of supply and safety for various government contractors. His work sites included Holloman Air Force Base and White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico; Green River, Utah; and Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Jack earned an Associate Degree at NMSU-A and encouraged Virginia and their children in attaining various college degrees. As a father, he never limited his children’s ideas of what they could achieve in life.
Jack joined Sertoma (Service to Mankind) in 1977 and held various leadership roles in several different clubs, especially the Space City Evening Sertoma Club and the Sertoma Club of Alamogordo. He served several times as District Governor. In 2002, he received a special lifetime achievement award from the International President. Jack was a “red vest” member of the GCRMC Auxiliary. In past years, he enjoyed serving as a planning committee member and judge for area science fairs, and as an assistant little league coach.
Jack is survived by his sister, Lois Riggs, and his three children: Jackie (Weaver) Campbell and husband George Campbell, Jim Weaver and wife JoAnn (LaMon) Weaver, and Katie Weaver and husband Mark Davis. He cherished his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Virginia McMurry Weaver, his parents, his brother James F. Weaver, and his grandson Kevin Leard Weaver.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Aristocrat for taking such kind and loving care of Jack. Thank you also to Amber Care Hospice for helping to ease Jack’s final days.
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The Weaver family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home.
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