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James Aubrey Weir

August 29, 1932 ~ April 14, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

James Weir Life Story

James A Weir was born August 29, 1932 in Harrison County, Texas to Gill and Willie Borne Weir. He grew up on Birmingham Road with 2 brothers , Charles Weir and Cecil Weir, who preceded him in death. He attended Marshall schools, graduating from Marshall High School. He worked for Fry Hodge drug store in his youth, delivering on his Cushman scooter. James worked for Safeway grocery in his teens and met and married Dorothy Rider Weir in 1954. Was honorable discharged from the National Guard in 1955. Beginning his career with SWEPCO- AEP, retiring after 38 year as a foreman. He loved his family and spent happy times vacationing to different historic battlegrounds and National parks. He and Dorothy moved to Carthage and was very active in the Panola Cattleman's rodeo committee for several years. He was a rancher with cows and horses which gave him great joy. He raised his children riding horses and his sons riding livestock. He hauled his children many miles pursuing the rodeo trail. Upon his retirement he developed and received a patent for a line tie that electric companies use to this day. He and Dorothy traveled to many trade shows demonstrating his invention. Once they decided to settle down in Marshall on his family land he drew up the plans and designed his new home. His time was spent following his grandson playing travel league baseball and helped coach teams. He also began going to Whataburger to meet with the coffee group each morning. He never met a stranger. He loved to talk. There was nothing he couldn't fix or tackle. His motto was fix it yourself. Never hire unless you absolutely couldn't figure out how to do it yourself. He believed in hard work and perseverance. He was a hard man but a proud good man. He loved his country and his God. He believed in the old ways. His heart was soft towards his wife and his children. He loved history, especially the civil war era.

Survived by wife Dorothy Rider Weir of 69 years, son James A Weir Jr (Jim) and Karen Weir of Amarillo, Texas. Granddaughter Ashley and Ricky Rodriguez. Great grandchildren Bree and Tallen of Amarillo, Texas. Granddaughter Chelsea Weir of Houston, Granddaughter Kinsey and Will Brady. Great grandchildren Four and Palmer of Canyon, Texas. Daughter, Amy Weir and Lowell Coleman of Marahall. Grandson Skyler and Taylor Weir. Great grandchildren Winry Weir, Amity Miller and Adler Miller of Marshall. Son, Dennis Lynn Weir (Denny) and Taanya Weir of Sulphur Springs, Texas. Grandson Casey and Lory Weir. Great grand son Devin Weir and Jaydyn Parks of Carthage, Texas. Grand daughter Cori and Jared Gobert. Great grand daughters Sophie Lay, Leah Lay, and Harper Gobert of Spring Hill, Texas.



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Services

Visitation
Sunday
April 16, 2023

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sullivan Funeral Home
100 E. Travis Street
Marshall, TX

Funeral
Monday
April 17, 2023

10:00 AM
Sullivan Funeral Home
100 E. Travis Street
Marshall, TX

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