Gene E. Weaver

December 10, 1945 ‒ February 26, 2020

Marengo, Ohio

Gene E. Weaver, age 74, of Marengo, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the Wexner OSU Medical Center. Gene’s faith sustained him and was his rock during his illness. Gene’s life was all about family and the manner in which he lived his life was evidence of that love. He was the fifth generation to live on the family farm. Upon graduation from Highland High School, Gene received a full scholarship to Kent State. Gene declined the scholarship and attended OSU studying agriculture, in order to be close to family. Driving over 4 million miles with no accidents as an over-the-road truck driver and earning his pilot’s license in 1980, certainly can be attributed to early age introduction and responsibilities to farming with tractors and other farming equipment. His favorite hobby is related to farm-life, as riding and driving his horses was his passion. He volunteered for and supported the Morrow County 4-H Horse and Pony Clubs. Born December 10, 1945 in Mt. Vernon to the late Merrill E. and Lillian F. (Nininger) Weaver. Also preceded in death by brother, Ray Weaver, sister, Helen Nicholson, and great-niece, Brooklynn Weaver. Survived by loving wife of 56 years, Bonnie L. Weaver; devoted children, Christopher Weaver of Marengo and Beth and (Chris) Lampkin of New Bloomington; grandchildren, Colten, Caden, Boden, Vivian, and Maddalynn. Step-grandchildren include: Christopher, Aaron, Alicia and Jasmine, and 8 step-great-grandchildren. Brothers, Keith (Chris) Weaver, Samuel (Gayle) Weaver, Kenneth (Diana) Weaver, and William (Carolyn) Weaver. Sisters, Crystal (John) Shoemaker, Denise (John) Pennington, Mae O. Weaver, Linda (Sam) Wilson and Mary Ruth (Lynn) Penn. Gene is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, which contributes to his family currently being 155 members strong. Memorial Service to be held on Saturday, 03.07.2020 at 1PM at the Olive Green Church, 12800 Olive Green Rd. Sunbury OH 43074. Contributions may be made to: The James Cancer Hospital Development Office, 660 Ackerman Road, P. O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218-3112, in Gene’s memory. The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Weaver family. Please visit to share a memory or condolence with the family.

  • Dear Bonnie, we were so sorry to read of Gene’s death. He fought a brave battle. You and your family have our sincere condolences. Joyce

  • Bonnie, I’m so sorry to learn of Gene’s passing. I have many good memories of visiting with him at the fair, and the advice he gave the boys as they made their way through 4-H. Hugs and prayers. Cherie

  • Dear Bonnie and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss of Gene. My prayers are with each of you. I know how you are feeling at this time. Please know that time eases the pain and the good memories will be so healing. God bless you.
    In Christian Love,
    Carokyn Sherman

  • Bonnie very sorry about this, I always think of you and know we need to get together. I am sorry but I won’t be able to come for funeral. Love Judy Steele Moore

  • Bonnie and family we are so sorry for your loss enjoyed all the years in 4-h with Gene. Also Dave Denman graduated with Gene and sends his condolences. Prayers and hugs sent.

  • Our deepest condolences to the Weaver family. What great memories we have of Gene during our years in 4-H. He was a positive role model for all involved. Our hearts are heavy for you. Sending prayers of strength, comfort and peace as you go through the days and months ahead.

  • Bonnie, Beth, Chris,
    Our sympathy to a great family and our prayers as you adjust to life without Gene. Please know that many people are thinking of you with lots of love and good memories.

    Terry and Shirley Dunahugh and Family