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Don Weir

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

Shawnee resident Don Weir, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with Fr. Tom Dahlman officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

Don was born Feb. 10, 1934, in Shawnee to Jeff and Grace Weir. He was a graduate of Shawnee High School and was the paint department administrator for General Motors.

On Dec. 31, 1959, he married Pat Sparks. She preceded him in death on Aug. 19, 2017.

Don was a member of the Parish Vestry at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, where he helped restore the original altar that was built in 1896, putting in over 300 hours of work. He was also a longtime Junior Warden. In 1957 he placed first in his class in the winter nationals drag racing.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a sister-in-law Mary Weir, brother-in-law J.L. Baker, niece Linda Baker, nephews Bob McElmurry, great-nephew: Talon Fletcher and cousins Butch and Delbert Prather.

He is survived by a brother Bill Weir of Las Vegas, sister Mary Lou Baker of Duncan; nephews Chris Weis of Las Vegas, and Kent and Pam Baker of Plano; niece Sherry McElmurry of Las Vegas; brother and sister-in-law Jim and Reba Sparks; nephews Jay and Holly Sparks, Chris and Crystal Sparks; great-nephews Tanner Sparks, Jeffrey McElmurry, and Garret Weir; and great-nieces Lauren Parker, Jocee Sparks, Westie Sparks and Tatum Sparks.

Special thanks to the wonderful care at Belfair Memory Care.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1905, Shawnee, OK 74802-1905.