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Fred Weaver (KG4BKI)
November 17, 2014
Fred S. Weaver, who always tried to
live by the Boy Scout law, died
suddenly on Monday Nov. 17, 2014. We
are stunned and totally unprepared to
continue our lives without him. He was
a “great dad,” “loved brother” and
“true partner.” The picture is the
only selfie known to be taken by Fred
and sent by him to show that he had
finished filling the wood shed for the
next winter. An avid ham radio
operator, Fred was also the ultimate
vehicular man and could fix anything,
a skill he often lamented as it was
hard for him to get rid of broken
items that could be repaired. Fred
enjoyed his “geezer” job as it got him
out among people and kept his brain
working. Saturday adventures were a
treasure to be protected and hanging
around the homestead a cherished time.
A storytelling and respect paying will
be held at our home on Saturday Nov.
22 and we have been grateful for
family and friends who have helped and
continue to help us as we continue on.
Donations can be made in his memory
and honor to the Western Tidewater
Radio Association c/o Dick Harrell
P.O. Box 323 Smithfield, VA 23431 or
the Zuni Historical Society P.O. Box
107 Zuni, VA 23898.
Fred was a mentor and Elmer in the
true sense. He conducted countless
licensing classes from Tech to Extra
and shepherded many many new hams into
the hobby. He was a W5YI VE with the
WTRA VE Team. Fred was also committed
to community service through Amateur
Radio as EC for Franklin City and
Southhampton County, VA. Fred saw
active service in many emergency
service callups, most notably
Hurricane Floyd which devastated the
City of Franklin.
Fred was a member and past President
of the Western Tidewater Radio
Association (WTRA). Recipient of the
first WTRA Ham of the Year award, the
award is now named in his honor.
Contributed by: Dr. Joseph F Roth (WC4R)
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