ALEXANDER – William “Bill” DeWeese, age 85, of the French Broad Community went to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
Bill was the youngest child born to the late Walter Carl and Pearl Sluder DeWeese on September 25, 1931 in Buncombe County. He retired from American Enka Corporation after 35 years. He farmed all of his life; loved gardening, putting up hay and helping his neighbors. Bill was a devoted son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. He was a Korean Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army and a faithful member of Alexander Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters, Ruth Silvers, Frances Ratcliff, Cleo Sluder; brothers, Kenneth, Rex, Marvin and Clarence DeWeese.
Surviving are his loving wife of almost 65 years, Dora Lee Griffin DeWeese; daughters, Vicki D. West and husband Gary of Weaverville, Tammy “T.K.” DeWeese and fiancé, Denver Fraser of Montana; sons, Kenny DeWeese and Jessica Tweed, Randy DeWeese and wife Kim all of Alexander; and loving Papaw to Brooke DeWeese and fiancé Bradley Horne, Levi DeWeese and fiancée Aspen Mullins, and Trent DeWeese.
His funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 1, 2017, in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville, with his Pastor Gerald Sprinkle (if he is able), and Reverends Steve Rogers and Grady Rogers officiating. Burial will be near the waterfall at West Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
At other times, the family will be at the residence.
Flowers are welcome.
Our family would like to thank Dr. Rob Steward and his nurse Katelyn at Asheville Family Health for all their love, deep devotion and care for Bill and our family. We do so with sincere hearts, more than words can offer. Also we wish to thank all of his church family and neighbors for always being there for him and our family.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Bill’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
West Memorial Park
Saturday April 1st, 2017
40 Roberts Street
Weaverville, NC 28787
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I am so very sorry to hear this. I have a lot of sweet memories of you and Bill. I miss you very much and love you still. I pray for the comfort of our Heavenly Father and peace that only He can give. Know that you're in my prayers and always in my heart. Love to all of you. God bless you.
Submitted by Judy Hensley Cole on Apr 1 2017 09:41:39 AM
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers in the death of your father and husband. You have our deepest sympathies.
Gwen & Dean Hammes
Submitted by Gwen V Hammes on Apr 1 2017 09:10:56 AM
Vicki and Gary,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bill Ware and Jayne McDonald
Submitted by Bill Ware on Mar 31 2017 08:59:59 PM
To all of Bill's Family, Sorry to hear about Bill's homegoing. I know you miss him, but now God is comforting him. He was always a good man. Never remember him even getting mad about anything. Another part of the Alexander neighborhood gone on. You're all in our prayers during this time.
Submitted by Bruce Guthrie on Mar 31 2017 08:21:12 PM
It's always hard to lose a parent. May wonderful memories of your father be with you forever. Dave and Linda Maynard
Submitted by D and L Maynard on Mar 31 2017 07:09:50 PM
Vicki and Gary,
I am saddened to learn of Mr. DeWeese's passing. Cherish your wonderful memories and they will help to ease the pain of your broken hearts. Know that all of your family is being remembered in my prayers.
In His Peace +
The J. F. Floyd Mortuary
Submitted by Scott Fowler on Mar 31 2017 06:21:35 PM
I am so very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He will be missed dearly by so many people. He truly was a faithful member of Alexander Baptist Church and may you find great comfort in knowing he is no longer sick, nor in pain & suffering anymore. You are in my thoughts and prayers. With love.
Submitted by Teresa Riddle (Hawkins) on Mar 31 2017 03:19:44 PM
Jeter Cantrell lit a candle for Bill DeWeese
Jeter Cantrell lit a candle on Mar 31 2017 02:33:13 PM
So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Prayers coming your way. Great memories of times spent at the DeWeese house growing up. Also of playing sports and seeing Bill and Dora Lee there cheering us on. I love all of you.
Pam Green Hollodick
Submitted by Pam Hollodick on Mar 31 2017 02:24:15 PM
Gwen Emery lit a candle for Bill DeWeese
Gwen Emery lit a candle on Mar 31 2017 01:24:24 PM
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