Pastor Jack Rockford Weaver “Paw Paw”, 88, of Casper, WY, entered the beautiful gates of Heaven on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. After a courageous battle with cancer, he was surrounded by his loved ones at home when the Lord said to him “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
Jack was born on May 25, 1933 in Petal, MS to Arthur & Mildred (Gentry) Weaver and grew up in Forrest County with his siblings Bernard, Fred, & Dot. At 17, he enlisted into the US Navy, where he fought in the Korean War. One of his fondest memories of his time in the service was being stationed with his brother Bernard in Coronado, CA. Jack was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1954 and returned to Mississippi. In 1959, Jack had a son, David, with a previous wife, Dimple. Jack became a pastor In 1979 and went on to lay ground and was the pastor at Old Enon Baptist Church. On August 9,1988 Jack married the love of his life, Mildred (Garner). He always said he wanted a large family and on that day that wish came true. They spent the first 3 years of their marriage in New Augusta, MS in “The Big House”. Here they shared many great memories of chasing around their young grandchildren and tending to their garden. In 1991, they moved to Casper, WY where he would Pastor at Preach Unto Them Jesus and Evansville Baptist Church. Jack and Mildred spent 33 wonderful years together, where he showed anyone who saw them together exactly how a man should treat his lady, they were side by side holding hands until his last moment.
To say that Jack was a Godly man is a true understatement. Over his lifetime Jack’s proudest moments were spent doing the work of the Lord. Oh, how many people he must have brought to salvation! We can rejoice in that. He managed to live several lifetimes in one and will be greatly missed by anyone who was blessed to know him.
Jack is preceded in death by his previous wife Bertha, his son David, his granddaughter Danielle, both of his brothers, and both of his parents. He is survived by his wife Mildred, his sister Dot, his children Rose (Gary), Sandi (Kenny), Kim, Randy, Lori (Tim), his grandchildren Jennifer, Jeremy, Bobby, Bookie, Christi, April, Kahla, Stephanie, Jessica, Heather, Samantha, and his great grandchildren Barry Jr., Colin, Aidan, Daley, River, Willow, Annabelle, Caitlyn, Tristan, Alexyss, Kahlanni, Jordon, Justus, Taylor, Ella, Phoebe, Ashlyne, Bailiegh, Emma, and Iraylee.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Casper Church of God Prophecy, 2000 S Washington St, Casper, WY 82601.
Memorial Gifts will be received by Lori Sweet, 2059 S Poplar St. Casper, WY 82601
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