Merlin H. "Smokey" Weaver, 88, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital surrounded by his family. Surviving is his loving and devoted wife, Helen B. (Botts) Weaver, with whom they would have celebrated 70 years of marriage on Aug. 11.
Born April 16, 1934, in Linden, he was a son of the late Clifford H. and Helen M. (Weigle) Weaver.
Smokey was formerly employed for Strouse Brother’s Construction, Moore’s Building Supply, and retired from George Roller Construction Company, where he helped build St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Divine Providence Hospital, and Four Mile Elementary School.
Smokey was a member of Buchanan Baptist Church and was a faithful Christian. He was an active volunteer at West End Food Pantry. He enjoyed going to yard sales, flea markets, and watching NASCAR.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his five children, Clifford M. Weaver (Cindy Gill), of Williamsport, Sharon L. Tompkins (Harry), of Williamsport, Carrie M. Peck (Scott Bobst), of Montgomery, Michael D. Weaver (Rachael) of Yuma, Ariz., and Barbara A. Weaver (Gloria Wood), of Columbia, S.C.; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Cramer (David), of South Williamsport; and extended family and friends.
A celebration of Smokey’s life will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made in Merlin’s name to the West End Food Pantry, 901 Diamond St, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to Buchanan Baptist Church, 3240 Grimesville Rd, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.
West End Food Pantry
901 Diamond Street, Williamsport PA 17701
Buchanan Baptist Church
3240 Grimesville Road, Williamsport PA 17701
Susquehanna Health Foundation C/o The Gatehouse
1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport PA 17701