James Thomas "J.T." Weaver, 81, of Rankin, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the Hospice of Midland Inpatient Unit.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 9, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Rankin from 10am until 12pm. Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Monday, April 9, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Rankin with Reverend Alan Speed pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Jal, NM officiating. Burial will follow in the Rankin Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Keith Johnson, Tommy Clint Owens, Ronnie Thomas, James Kent Jr., Larry Plumlee, and Bud Poage. Honorary Pallbearers will be Keith Johnson Jr., Tony Dukes, Pete Jackson and Teddy Johnson.
J.T. was born on May 27, 1930 in New Prospect, Texas to Willie Ross Weaver and Lola Pool Weaver. J.T. attended schools in Oak Hill, Henderson, and Odessa College. He married Barbara Lue Stroud on July 2, 1949 in Selman City, Texas. He worked for 56 years in the oilfield for the Western Company as a District Sales Manager; for Hugh Meyers, Parker and Parsley, and Pioneer as a Consulting Engineer. J.T. also owned the Rankin Tank Rental and Equipment and Bernie Phillips Well Service. Through the years he lived in Snyder, Midland, Odessa, and finally making his home in Rankin. He loved fishing, hunting, boating, camping, and most of all spending time with his family. He enjoyed spending time at Lake Brownwood.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Lue Stroud Weaver of Rankin; his daughter, Bobbie Carala Johnson and her husband Keith of Iraan; his son, James Thomas "Jim" Weaver Jr. and his wife Monreen of Odessa; grandchildren, Keith Edward Johnson Jr. and his wife Misty and their children Madison, Jacob and Asher, and Lauren Michelle Kent and her husband James and their son, Colton.
J.T. was preceded in death by his parents; and two siblings, Roy Lee Weaver, and Willie Clinton Weaver.
Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church in Rankin.
"For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." 2 Corinthians 5:1