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Steven Weaver

December 20, 1942 — March 18, 2024


Steven Weaver, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away on March 18, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love and laughter that will forever be cherished. Born in Arkadelphia, Arkansas on December 20, 1942, Steven led a remarkable life full of dedication, humor, and passion.

In his professional career, Steven dedicated over three decades of hard work at IP as a machinist and showcased his skills as a licensed journeyman plumber. His commitment and expertise in his field earned him the respect of colleagues and supervisors alike.

During the Cuban Missile Crisis, Steven proudly served in the United States Marines, exemplifying his patriotism and courage. His service to his country was just one example of his deep sense of duty and honor.

Beyond his professional and military accomplishments, Steven was known for his vibrant personality. He had an infectious sense of humor and a gift for making others smile. His love for people was evident to all who had the pleasure of knowing him; he never met a stranger.

Steven's interests were as varied as they were deep-rooted. An avid outdoorsman, he found peace and joy in activities like fishing, hunting, and golfing. Music also held a special place in his heart, where he excelled as a talented guitar musician. He eagerly anticipated playing his guitar in church whenever the opportunity arose.

At the core of Steven's life was his family.  Steven is survived by a loving family including his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Weaver of Bryant, Arkansas; son, Michael Steven Weaver (Angela) of Benton, Arkansas; four grandchildren - Sydney Henry (Maurice) of Camden, Arkansas, Jace Weaver (Laura) of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Aaron Weaver (Kaylan) of Bryant, Arkansas, Julianne Gerber (Nicholas) of Fort Smith, Arkansas - as well as seven great-grandchildren: Madison Henry, Olivia Henry, Nora Kate Henry, Alese Weaver, Abigail Weaver, Mason Weaver, and Fletcher Weaver; brother Gary Weaver (Lisa) of Camden, Arkansas; sisters Karen Foster of Garvin, Oklahoma, Sandra Kay Brooks (Dale) of Faulk, Arkansas, Betty Jean Bailes (Harold) of Bullard, Texas; aunt Helen Lockridge of Russellville, Arkansas; along with numerous other relatives and friends mourn his loss while cherishing the memories he created with them.

Steven was preceded in death by his son, Chris Patrick Weaver; parents Oliver Alec and Hazel Faye (Leopard) Weaver; sister Deloris Wray; and brother Johnny Weaver.

Steven was an active member of New Life Baptist Church. He served the Lord for over five decades after making a profession of faith early in life- being one of Steven's proudest accomplishments. His faith was central to who he was as a person - kind-hearted, compassionate, and always willing to lend a helping hand.

The visitation to honor Steven's life will take place on Thursday, March 21st from 6:00-7:00 PM at Smith Family Funeral Home in Benton followed by a graveside service at Rosemont Cemetery in Benton on Friday, March 22nd at 10:00 AM.

While we mourn the loss of such an extraordinary individual, we also celebrate the profound impact he had on all who were fortunate enough to know him. Steven's memory will continue to live on through the stories shared by those whose lives he touched with joy and kindness.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, March 21, 2024

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home Benton

322 N Market Street, Benton, AR 72015

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Graveside Service

Friday, March 22, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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