Roy Edward "Eddie" Weems Sr. (1949 - 2017)

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Roy Edward "Eddie" Weems Sr., 67, of Bronson, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 surrounded by his family.
Eddie was born to the late Willie Roy and Alma Weems Dec. 1, 1949 in Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
He was a simple man and always put others before himself. Eddie was known to be a hard worker and an honest, dependable man.
Eddie married the love of his life and soul mate, Cathy Shipp, June 30, 1984. The couple soon welcomed their sons, Eddie Jr. and Darren.
Eddie worked many years in the logging woods and began his own logging company that he proudly named Weems & Son's Logging. Many people note him as the most determined and hardest worker one has ever met.
After years of success in the logging industry, he eventually "retired" and began operating his two dump trucks to be at home more often. When he wasn't hauling rock and building roads, he enjoyed every minute on his farm. He spent countless hours making his property immaculate and was proud of his accomplishment. He enjoyed cutting and baling hay and watching his cows graze.
On Sunday mornings, Eddie and Cathy enjoyed their cups of coffee while admiring the beauty they had created on the family farm. He softened up in his later years when his boys met their wives, and he began to enjoy more time with his family. It wasn't until the birth of his grandson, Kace, that he actually admitted he would rather stay home than work! Eddie was extremely excited to meet and spoil his newest grandson, Eddie III. He had plans of having both boys on his lap helping to steer his tractors. God had a different plan though, and he was unable to meet Eddie III, but we all felt he knew when he was born four floors down from his hospital room. The angel kiss birthmark on Eddie III's forehead is proof his PaPa welcomed him to this world.
Eddie is survived by his wife, Cathy, and his children, Eddie Jr. (Shanell), Darren (Kellie) and Laurie. His grandchildren, Cody, Kace and Eddie III, as well as his siblings, Gail, Carol, Jane and Faron, survive him.
His parents, Willie Roy and Alma and his brother, Glenn, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. at The Weems Farm, 3851 NE CR 343, Bronson, FL. 32621. Burial will follow at the Weems Family Cemetery. The family invites all to stay afterwards for a time of stories and reminiscing while enjoying a fish fry.
Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES- 311 S. Main St. Gainesville, FL. (352) 376-5361 www.milam.com
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Published in Williston Pioneer on Oct. 12, 2017