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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Vicky I am so sorry to hear about your Dad my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Submitted by Kathy Rice Latham on Mar 30 2017 08:09:51 PM
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Jerry H Sluder lit a candle on Mar 30 2017 07:36:06 PM
I am sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I have fond memories of growing up at Alexander and for knowing the DeWeese family all these years. My prayers are with you during this time
Submitted by Steve Honeycutt on Mar 30 2017 07:17:42 PM
Our family is sorry to hear of the loss of Bill. He was a great friend and neighbor. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Leroy Embler, Sandy, and Patty on Mar 30 2017 06:49:51 PM
Our deepest sympathy to Bill's family during this sad occasion. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Earl & Shirley Clark & Debbie Parham (daughters of Elmer & Ila Parham)
Submitted by Debbie Parham & Earl & Shirley Clark on Mar 30 2017 05:55:03 PM
Our deepest condolences to the family.
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Submitted by Sharon Moore on Mar 30 2017 04:19:15 PM
So sorry to hear this news. You and the family are in my prayers.
Submitted by Rick Haney on Mar 30 2017 04:02:32 PM
So sorry to hear of your dad's passing.We will keep you and Gary on our thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Mike and Mary Ward on Mar 30 2017 03:55:58 PM
Vicki and Gary, I am very sorry to hear of your father's passing. You and your family will be in my prayers. Blessings and God's peace. Teri Morris
Submitted by Teri Morris on Mar 30 2017 03:49:44 PM
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