John G. Weaver, age 53, of Terry passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Sidney, Mont.
John was born on July 16, 1959, the son of James William and Mary Ruth (Allen) Weaver. John grew up and attended high school in Newberry Michigan. After his schooling, John married Susan Adler and to this union three children were born, Amy and his twin daughters Jackie and Janet. The family moved to Terry, Mont., where they raised their three children. In the earlier years to support his family John worked as a fur trapper and in the lumber mills. John was always very proud of his business (Weaver Tree Cutting) which he owned and operated by himself for many years. He worked as a ditch rider and equipment operator for 28 years with Buffalo Rapids. In August 7, 2004, John married the love of his life Sherry Rilley in Glendive, Montana. They were truly blessed with the years they were able to spend together. John began working in the oilfields two years ago where he was employed with Black Horse and most recently Concord Energy Holdings until the time of his death.
As a young man John enjoyed snowmobiling and bicycling. John always loved having a good time with his family and looked forward to his yearly trips to Deadwood, SD. He loved playing darts, hunting and spending time with his friends. John will always be remembered for his sense of humor, being a hard worker and giving a helping hand to anyone who needed it.
John is survived by his wife Sherry Weaver of Terry, MT; three daughters: Amy Weaver (Fide) of Colorado and their child Gina Weaver; Jackie (Kory) Wilkins of Michigan and their children, Shawna Weaver, Elizabeth Wilkins and Jacob Wilkins; Janet (Doug) Curtis of South Dakota and their children, Derrik Luke, Kirstin Multz, Katera Curtis,Gavin Curtis, Daneye and Tristan Curtis; two step daughters: Jessica Thomason and Misty Rilley of Billings, two step sons: Cory (Rebel) Rilley of Conrad, MT and their children Kohen and Kennedy Rilley, and Casey (Desi) Rilley of Glendive, Mont., and their children Emily and Jentry Rilley; a brother, Merle Weaver; nine sisters: Lily (Bryan) Brainerd, Ginger (Louis) Campbell, Lois (Tony) Jasienski, Kathleen (Mike) Zuraw, Pauline (Merle) Hunt, Linda (Terry) Dishaw, Robin (Dan) Ashmore, Sharon (Jim) Holderness and Mary Anne (Mike) Middleton; and numerous, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Lonnie Weaver and Jim Weaver; and father-in-law, Richard Kaul.
Visitation was held on Friday, April 26, 2013 at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Terry. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Wesleyan Church in Terry. Interment followed in the Prairie County Cemetery. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Terry was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Published May 1, 2013