James R. Weaver, Jr.

November 18, 1957 - August 7, 2013
James R. Weaver, Jr.

James Robert Weaver Jr., 55, of Wilmington, NC, died at 4:30am Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter of Wilmington after a long battle with heart disease.

He was born November 18th, 1957 in Macon, Georgia to the late James and Florence Weaver. He married Candace Sullivan Weaver on October 2, 2003 and she survives.

Also surviving are his son James Robert Groome; stepson Cory Steven Groome; both of Wilmington; brother, Mark Cameron Weaver of Southern Pines; and various aunts, uncles, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his youngest brother Bob Tanner Weaver.

James, known as Jim, was a long time resident of Raeford, North Carolina, traveled extensively, and settled in Wilmington, North Carolina where he met and married his wife Candace.

Jim studied at the Pinehurst Culinary School, and became a master chef with a career that lasted 25 years. He began a new career, most recently with Rite-aid pharmacy. Jim was an accomplished guitar player, an avid reader of all genres, and was an obsessive football fan, especially of the Oregon Ducks. In recent years, he was actively involved in Full Circle Ministries. Jim had an infectious quirky sense of humor and always had a smile on his face for anyone who needed it. He was loved by family and friends and will be sorely missed.

Visitation will be held at Wesley Memorial United Methodist church on South College Road Monday August 12th from 2:00- 3:00pm, with a memorial service following at 3:00 pm. The Reverend Judy Jeremias and Pastor Tom Dean will be officiating. An inurnment is scheduled at Greenlawn Cemetery immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, please send Memorial contributions to Full Circle Ministries, 445 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28412 and/or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

The family would like to send appreciation to James’ doctors, Albert Meyer, MD, Mark Murphy, MD, and Peter Kane, MD for special care and thoughtfulness through this process….

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • August 10, 2013
    Sharon and Mike OKelley says:
    Dear Candi and family, Our minister at my father's funeral said that my dad could no longer be seen but as long as he was in our hearts and memories. He would always be with us. Hope this brings you some comfort. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this time.

  • August 09, 2013
    Jacquie Spear says:
    So sorry for your loss. I know the road has been long and hard. Feel comfort that Jim is in a better place without the suffering and he is at peace for the first time in a long time.

  • August 12, 2013
    Carolyn Sullivan Rogers says:
    Candace, I was so sorry to hear about your husband's passing. My family's prayers are with you during this time of grief. God will comfort and strengthen you when needed and guide you always.

  • August 11, 2013
    Patricia Sullivan Smith says:
    CANDY,JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT YOUR HUSBAND TODAY.WE ARE SO SORRY ABOUT HIS PASSING.WHEN AUNT JEAN WAS SICK HE WAS A DELIGHTFUL PERSON TO TALK. TAKE CARE LOVE PATRICIA

  • August 12, 2013
    Bonnie Kendall says:
    Through Jim and my husband David's illnesses we met. That was no accident. Over these years it has been a blessing getting to know you both. Candace, you were always there for me & during the loss of my husband. For that and your friendship I am so grateful. You are one that gives & gives. You have been there for your Mother, & Your Aunt as they passed. You are there for Your Dad, Your Sons and other family members and friends. Please allow others to help & care for you during your time of grief. May the Lord bless you with HIS Peace that passeth all understanding. Fully relay on HIM & HE will direct your path. He has so many blessing for you. Wait on HIM and be willing to receive. I want you to know I am here for you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything you need or I could do for you &/or your family. Love you SIS. Love, Hugs, & Prayers Always, Bonnie Kendall & Family