Zebulon Weaver, III, M.D., 77
ASHEVILLE - Zebulon Weaver, III, M.D., 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
A native of Buncombe County he was the son of the late Elizabeth Roberts Weaver and Judge Zebulon Weaver Jr.
Dr. Weaver was a graduate of the Asheville City Schools, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He served his country as a Captain in the Medical Corps at Fort Bragg.Dr. Weaver served his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and his Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill.
In 1965 Dr. Weaver established the WNC Internal Medical practice which evolved into Cancer Care of Western North Carolina. He served on the Staff of Memorial Mission Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and Transylvania Community Hospital and on the Courtesy Staff of most regional hospitals.
Dr. Weaver served on the Board of Visitors and as a Board Member of the Arts and Sciences Foundation at Chapel Hill, Board Member of the Tryon Palace Council of Friends, was former Medical Director of the Asheville Unit of the American Red Cross, Board Member of the Buncombe County American Cancer Society, founded the Brevard Cancer Center, was former Board Member of the Medical Advisory Board of Visiting Health Professionals and a former Board Member of the Lewis Rathbun Wellness Center.
Dr. Weaver had received the Alpha Omega Medical Society Award, the Roche Award, the Mosby Award and the Army Commendation Medal. He published papers in the fields of Hematology and Oncology and served as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill and served as a Director with the Institutional Review Board of the Charles George VA Medical Center.
Zeb was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, the Biltmore Forest Country Club, the Rhododendron Brigade of Guards, Knights of the Laurel and a long time member of Seniard Creek Farms.
He is survived by his wife, Dianne Buck Weaver; son, Zebulon Weaver, IV and his wife, Mikki, and their children, Zebulon Weaver, V and Routh Anne Weaver; two daughters, Amanda Tomblin and her husband, Louis, and their children, Jacob and Jessica Tomblin and Rebecca LaPlante and her husband, John, and their daughter, Gabriella LaPlante; and one brother, Pearce Roberts Weaver and his wife, Nancy, and their children, Pearce Roberts Weaver, Jr. and Elizabeth Weaver Hayford.
A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church officiated by the Rev. Dr. R. Scott White. The family will receive friends following the service in Tuton Hall. A private family interment will be in the Weaver Family Plot in Weaverville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 or to the Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family and the memorial register is available at grocefuneralhome.com.