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“So sorry to hear of Buck's death. Mary Fern and family, you surely have my sympathy! So sorry I can't be there for the service. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Carole Cole Robb - Pittsburg, KS

“Mary and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Buck's passing. I hope you all have the fondest of memories of him. If I lived closer I'd attend the...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Isabelle Abarr - Kansas City, MO

“I am going to miss Buck asking about Jim; seeing him driving around town; puttering around his yard; and most importantly, I am going to miss his...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Charlotte Pearce - Blockton, IA

“It was a pleasure working with Buck and Mary at the Blocking Methodist Church. I stillhave "the preacher's pew" that the congregation gave me. My...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Doris Kinton - Ellston, IA

“We will miss you Buck. Thanks for your support for our "home town" Blockton. I remember playing with you and your sisters while staying across the...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: David McCalla - Wichita, KS


Donald Dean (Buck) Weaver was born December 4, 1936 near Blockton in Taylor County, IA, the son of Raymond O. Weaver and Joyce Laverna Scott Weaver. He attended grade school through high school in Blockton and graduated with the class of 1954. While in high school he enjoyed playing baseball and basketball. During the summers he would pick up hay and mow yards. He also enjoyed getting together with his family and being ornery with his friends.
On July 26, 1958, Buck married Mary Fern Moon in Grant City, MO. To this union was born two children, Connie Joyce and John Raymond. Mary and the children traveled with Buck for two years for his work. Then in 1961, they purchased their home in Blockton, IA where they have continued to reside. During his working career he traveled throughout the state working for Bell Telephone Company and Contel Telephone Company. He then retired in 1993 after working for 39 years.
After retirement, Buck enjoyed spending his time working on computers, telephones, TVs, and radios; he loved to buy kits in order to assemble the radios. He had a Hamm radio license and spent time communicating with people around the United States and overseas. Buck also enjoyed working on his 1966 Mustang Convertible and his John Deere riding lawn mowers. He took pride in the community as he served on the town council and was the Mayor of Blockton for 10 years. Buck was known around the community for his annual Christmas music that he played over the loud speaker system in town. Buck was a member of the Blockton Christian Church where he attended regularly. The greatest joys of his life were his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Buck entered into rest on November 1, 2012 at Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Mary (Blockton, IA), daughter Connie (Earl) Drake (Blockton, IA), son John (Deb) Weaver (Blockton, IA), grandchildren Nathan (Crystal) Drake (Britt, IA), Clint (Destiny) Drake (Blockton, IA), Sasha (Phil) Maxson (Blockton, IA), step grandchildren Jeramiah Spencer (Winterset, IA) and Laura Vaughn (Corning, IA), five great-grandsons, one great-granddaughter (on the way), and five step great-grandchildren. Sisters Mabel Fern Leight (Harlan, IA), Mary Ann Hildreth (Des Moines, IA), Marie (Paul) Campbell (Mt. Ayr, IA), Thelma Johnson (Blair, NE) and Sister-in-laws Virginia Weaver (Mt. Ayr, IA) and Jane (Roger) Manser (Chariton, IA).
Preceding him in death are parents Raymond and Joyce, grandparents Roy and Effie Weaver and Harley and China Scott, Brother Duane Weaver and sister Faye Weidler.
Buck will be missed by his family and many friends.
A memorial fund has been established in his name to be decided later.