Cork (Phil E.) Weir

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Cork Weir (Phil E.) passed away October 7, 2013, at his horse farm on Sapp Road near Conroe, TX, at the age of 85. He was born March 31, 1928 to H.J. Weir & Minnie Olson Weir at the Weir home on their farm alongside the west bank of the Republican River in Republic County, Kansas. In 1941, he graduated from the 8th grade in a rural one-room school. After farming with his brothers and working seasonal jobs, he traveled with his family and worked throughout the central US. He held positions at: A.M. Lips Construction Co., ITT Kellogg, and Systems Installation Inc. After coming to League City, Texas, in 1964 he worked for Nassau Bay Telephone Co., and after moving to Conroe in 1971, for Caldwell Construction Co. and Utility Constructors. For these companies heworked as a lineman, cable plow (caterpillar) operator, splicer, systems installer, and supervisor. While working for ITT Kellogg, he constructed and installed Minuteman Missile communications systems. At Nassau Bay, preceding and during the Moon missions, he installed and supervised construction of communications systems for major contractors for NASA and the Space Center, as well as business and residential telephone systems construction. He also invented the music you hear when you're put on hold while at NASA. In 1985 in Conroe, Cork started his own Construction company, B&C Construction and worked throughout Montgomery County, mainly as a contractor for Moran Utilities, installing natural gas lines and other utility services, boring under roadways, and drilling and repairing water wells. He retired in 1993, but soon went back to work as a contractor and welder, after the death of his wife Alice (Woodford) later that same year. In 1995, he married Katie, and they purchased their property on Sapp Road.

Cork is survived by his wife Katie, step-daughter, Kimberly Simpson and her partner, Trey (Dawson Weatherford), step-son, Jimmy Bingham, and his son, Iain Bingham. From his first marriage, he is survived by two sons, Dr. Jack Weir and his partner, Donna Beile (Kentucky), and Charles Weir and his wife, Lisa (Conroe); one daughter, Phyllis (Conroe); four grandchildren, Jennifer Weir, her husband, Lee Stevens (Houston) and mother, Karole Weir (League City), Shawna Weir and her husband, Joshua Harris (Dallas);Justin Weir (US Army, Ft Bragg, NC), and their mother, Cynthia Weir, April Weir And her brother, Aaron McPherson (Conroe). He is survived by one great-grandchild, Jaidyn Weir, and by many nieces and nephews, their spouses, and children.

Cork was preceded in death by 8 brothers and 4 sisters, his first wife of 45 years, Alice, by four of their children, Marion, Howard, Leonard, and Kathleen. The only surviving extended family of Cork's generation are Janet Weir (Alan) and Karen Woodford (Melvin) of Courtland, KS, and Eleanor Miller (Olson) of Washington.

Cork was also the official ride timer in NATRC (North American Trail Ride Conference) Region 4 & was inducted in the hall of fame for our region in 2010, He was loved by many because of his kind and generous heart & ability to help anyone that needed it. Be it backing up a trailer, fixing a generator or just a kind or inspirational word. He knew how to fix anything that needed fixing. He will be sorely missed by his NATRC family and everyone's lives he touched. We ALL LOVE you Cork!! See ya on the other side!! GOD got himself a jewel...

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with Jack Weir officiating. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Oct. 9 to Oct. 23, 2013