Col. Brett H. Weaver, 64, spent 28 years as U.S. Army tanker

U.S. Army Col. Brett H. Weaver (Ret.) of Chapin passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 18, with his wife of 40 years by his side. He was 64.

brett weaverHe was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and uncle. Born July 27, 1952, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, Brett was commissioned into the Armor Corps upon graduating from the Citadel in 1974 and spent nearly 28 years proudly serving his county as a “TANKER.”

After retiring from military service in 2001, Brett and his family settled in Chapin. Brett continued to work as a contractor to the U.S. Army and became an active member of Gideon’s International. Brett served as a deacon at Chapin Baptist Church where he taught a men’s small group class and served on the Visitation Committee. Above all, Brett was most proud of his family. He married the former Susan Raines in 1976 and had three children.

He is survived his wife, Susan; daughters Aubrey Wood and her husband, Todd, of Falls Church, Va., and Ally Rivers and her husband, Parker, of Chapin; son, Chad Weaver and his wife, Anna, of Chapin; four grandchildren: Ava Kate, Thomas, Charlotte and Caroline; his parents Col. (Ret.) Gene and Dorothy Weaver; and his brother, Col. (Ret.) Kurt Weaver and his wife, Debbi, and their family.

A visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Caughman Harmon Funeral Home’s Chapin Chapel. The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Chapin Baptist Church. Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

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