Buford Lee Weaver, 93, died Sunday, June 1, 2008 in the Drumright Nursing Home, Drumright, OK.
Graveside services have been entrusted to the Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Cushing and will be held at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2008 in the Ft. Gibson National Cemetery in Ft. Gibson, OK. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 7, 2008 in the Community Christian Church in Ponca City, OK.
Buford was born August 22, 1914 in Pulaski, TN to William Preston Weaver and Lena Morris Weaver. He grew up in Skellytown, TX and attended Skellytown and White Deer schools. He married Zelma Glisson in 1934 in Sayre, OK and they made their first home in Roxana, TX. He was employed with Carbon Black Plant in Skellytown until entering the United States Navy where he served for two years. He was a 2nd Class Machinist Mate and 2nd Class petty officer. He was discharged from the Navy in 1945 and thereafter he and Zelma made their home in Ponca City, OK. He was employed by Robertson Construction for 30 years and served as superintendent until retiring in 1977.
While working for Robertson, Mr. Weaver helped build the First Presbyterian Church, Community Christian Church, Ponca City Vo-Tech, Ponca City News building as well as many other prominent buildings in Ponca City. He was a member of the Community Christian Church in Ponca City since November 1946 as well as Elder Emeritus and chairman of the board.
Buford loved traveling and working in his shop before he and Zelma moved to Cushing in 2006 to be near their daughter and family. He and Zelma celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary April 7th.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, three sisters and one grandson. He is survived by his wife Zelma of Cushing, daughter Thelma Allton and her husband Bill of Cushing, granddaughters Stephanie Dominguez and husband Randy of Tulsa, and Laurie Dominguez and Rory of Cushing. Also five great-grandchildren, Tiffany and Wesley Dominguez of Tulsa, and Carissa, Devon and Karston Dominguez of Cushing and one great-great-grandson Adrian Dominguez of Cushing, as well as Lillian McGinnis, his sister, a resident of Pennsylvania and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Buford’s sense of humor, practical jokes and love of people greatly endeared him to his friends and family and he blessed so many with wonderful times and enduring memories.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Christian Church in Ponca City in Buford’s name.
Condolences and an online guestbook are available at www.palmarlerfh.com.