Major James E. Weaver

Major James E. Weaver passed away at the Ogeechee Area Hospice on February 28, 2024.

He was born in Sylvania, GA and attended Screven County schools prior to being drafted. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He returned to the southeast and was employed with the Savannah Police Department as well as the FBI, achieving the rank of Major and retired as Deputy Chief. Never one to remain idle, after his law enforcement service, he was employed for ten years with the Chatham County District Attorney. He was a member of the American Legion of Sylvania, also a Freemason as a member of the Landrum Lodge and the Alee Temple Shriners, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Peace Officers Association, and the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. where he served as the Georgia Chapter Past President and Historian. In 1993 he retired and returned to the family farm in Screven County where he grew sugar cane, made his own cane syrup, and restored Farmall tractors. He was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Sylvania, having served as a Sunday School teacher and deacon.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Kermit “Jim” and Ruth Riley Weaver, a son, James E. Weaver, Jr., brothers and sisters-in-law, Eugene “Gene” Weaver, Kermit Weaver, Lewis Weaver, Bobby and Trish Weaver, and Marjorie Weaver.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-eight years, Lillian Cannon Weaver, his son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Candy Weaver of Guyton, grandchildren, Roy and Lisa Weaver of Springfield, Chris and Heather Weaver of Sylvania, Katie and Nolan Conley of Guyton, and Virginia “Ginny” Smith of Guyton, great-grandchildren, Cody Weaver, Carly Weaver, Griffin Weaver, Maysen Conley, Bobby Conley, Jason Smith, Kal Smith, brothers and sister-in-law, Norman Weaver of Sylvania, and Billy and Sue Weaver of Sylvania, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Mary Florence Cannon of Plant City, FL, and Joyce and Fred Stregles of Brunswick, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Joiner Anderson Screven Chapel at 11:00am, the family will receive friends for an hour prior.

Interment will follow at the Screven County Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be sent to the James Weaver Scholarship Award, care of, The Georgia Chapter of FBINAA, 1738 Boyles Mike Rd. NE, Dalton, GA 30721 or the Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459 or the First Baptist Church of Sylvania, P.O. Box 318 Sylvania, GA 30467.

Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com

Joiner Anderson Funeral Home Screven Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.

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