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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Kenny I am so sorry to hear of your dad passing. Praying for you and your family. Remember he is in no more pain but, at rest with the lord. God Bless.
Submitted by Gwen Emery on Mar 31 2017 01:23:04 PM
Vicki and Gary,
I'm very sorry for the loss of your father/father-in-law. It sounds as though he lived life well, and I know he will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Submitted by Kim Farris-Luke on Mar 31 2017 11:00:34 AM
Love you dearly. Praying for you always.
Submitted by Shane and Hannah Sluder on Mar 31 2017 09:43:19 AM
I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a great influence on my life growing up as he coached many of my little league teams in baseball and basketball.
Submitted by Bryan Woody on Mar 31 2017 07:33:46 AM
Sorry for your loss. You all are in our prayers.
Submitted by Jeff Turner on Mar 31 2017 07:13:06 AM
Prayers & thoughts are with the family.
Submitted by Donnie Foster on Mar 30 2017 10:39:05 PM
I am so sorry to hear of Bills passing.. Dora Lee and Bill were so good to me growing up.. I look forward to going to their house everyday after school as a little girl.. he was a wonderful man! He will be missed
Submitted by Jennifer Bullman Jones on Mar 30 2017 10:04:26 PM
Dear Dora Lee, Vicki, Tammy, Kenny, Randy and Family, I reach out to you in love and prayer for the earthly loss of a dear friend. Bill has always been a vital part of the community and church and will be missed in so many ways. I will cherish many memories I have and smile with each one. ❤️ May God be near each of you and hold you in the palm of his hand.
With love, Cathy Wanamaker
Submitted by Cathy Wanamaker on Mar 30 2017 09:58:30 PM
So sorry for your family's loss. Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Bill was a very sweet man and will be greatly missed. Lots of thoughts and prayers coming to y'all.
Submitted by Brenda Wilson Justice on Mar 30 2017 09:14:27 PM
Dora Lee, Vicki, Kenny, Tammy and Randy- we were so sorry to hear about the passing of Bill. He was like one of our own family member. He was a wonderful man and it was an honor to have known him. Your family will be in our prayers.
Submitted by Jan Cochran Blakely, Claude Cochran on Mar 30 2017 08:18:50 PM
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