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Trevor Weaver

West Frankfort, Illinois

April 9, 1967 - August 12, 2022

Trevor Weaver Obituary

Trevor Weavor, 55, of Evansville, IN formerly of West Frankfort, IL passed away Friday August 12, 2022 in his residence. Trevor was born April 9, 1967 in Greenville, IN to Tim and Brenda Weaver. He is survived by a loving wife and kids: Briana Weaver (wife), Tanner Weaver (son, 25) & Bralyn Weaver (daughter, 21). Also survived by parents, Tim and Brenda Weaver of W. Frankfort, IL & brother, Tyler Weaver of Flossmoor, IL. Father/mother-in-law, Bill & Callie Ingram of McLeansboro, IL. Brother/sister-in-law: Greg and Teri Ingram of Carterville, IL. Terminal brain cancer was my undoing (anaplastic oligodendroglioma). People always say to fight this cancer, which I really don’t understand. My fight has been going through all the treatments, even though they are not a cure, they have been proven to extend life. I, like every other cancer patient, have been impatiently waiting for a cure that apparently didn’t come in time for me. I had my first MRI on January 6, 2017 and it exposed a 3” diameter tumor in my brain. Fortunately, after a craniotomy (removal), chemotherapy & radiation, I was doing well enough to return to work. I was doing better than many brain cancer patients and thanked God for that fact. Why did God allow this to happen to me? I ask myself that question all the time. One can only hope that my passing will bring my kids closer to God, family & a renewed appetite for productive futures. My kids are at an age that they will be able to cope well with life once I’m gone, but no age is old enough not to feel sorrow for the loss of a father. I will miss them and I know they love me and will miss me, too. A short bio of my life includes a childhood filled with sports of all kinds. Basketball was always my favorite. Served 4 years in the USAF & was given an honorable discharge after the end of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Used the GI bill and assistance from my parents to earn 3 degrees from SIU-Carbondale. After graduation with degrees in aviation administration in 1994 I married Briana Ingram, then living in Wadesville, IN. Joined the IBEW in 1995 and “retired” as a union electrician. I may not have always been the best husband & father, but that was my goal. We always wanted nothing but the best from our kids and I’m sure that their mother will continue this quest. Whether it’s school or employment, always be on time and do your best while there. It was unspoken, but after diagnosis and subsequent treatments, we started on my travel bucket list. We always tried to go on a yearly family vacation: 2017 we traveled to Maui, HI. 2019, Hilton Head, SC; 2021, Puerto Rico. Awesome times! In 2018, Briana went on a river cruise down the Rhine; 2019 we went on a Mediterranean Cruise and spent last few days in Italy, a must see for everyone!! Believe me, I wasn’t throwing in the towel, but when this type of cancer recurs, the end is usually not far away and travel is often out of the question. Before recurrence, this disease is deceiving to almost everyone. Other than short term memory issues and an 8” scar on my head, I seem perfectly healthy. People always asked me “how are you doing?” and I usually responded with “I feel well”. I want to tell them that although I feel well, the cancer is still there. No cure. I’d also like to once again thank my IBEW brother & sisters for all the time and money that they donated for my family’s benefit. They were so giving that I had to let them know I was returning to work and they should direct their efforts to someone with more urgent needs. (I pray that they are just as supportive for my family after I pass) Union brotherhood is real and is truly amazing. My family, parents, cousins, aunt/uncles were of great support during my battle with this hideous disease. It would have been much more challenging without them. See you in Heaven! I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 Memorial services will be held at 11:00a.m. Friday September 16, 2022 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in West Frankfort, Illinois with friend and Minister David Donahue officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00am prior to the service. Military rites will be observed. Memorials may be made to Vanderbugh Humane Society - Evansville, IN.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Trevor Weaver hosted by Union Funeral Home.

Trevor Weavor, 55, of Evansville, IN formerly of West Frankfort, IL passed away Friday August 12, 2022 in his residence. Trevor was born April 9, 1967 in Greenville, IN to Tim and Brenda Weaver. He is survived by a loving wife and kids: Briana Weaver (wife), Tanner Weaver (son, 25) & Bralyn Weaver (daughter, 21). Also survived by parents, Tim and Brenda Weaver of W. Frankfort, IL & brother, Tyler Weaver of Flossmoor, IL. Father/mother-in-law, Bill & Callie Ingram of McLeansboro, IL. Brother/sister-in-law: Greg and Teri Ingram of Carterville, IL. Terminal brain cancer was my undoing (anaplastic oligodendroglioma). People always say to fight this cancer, which I really don’t understand. My fight has been going through all the treatments, even though they are not a cure, they have been proven to extend life. I, like every other cancer patient, have been impatiently waiting for a cure that apparently didn’t come in time for me. I had my first MRI on January 6, 2017 and it exposed a 3” diameter tumor in my brain. Fortunately, after a craniotomy (removal), chemotherapy & radiation, I was doing well enough to return to work. I was doing better than many brain cancer patients and thanked God for that fact. Why did God allow this to happen to me? I ask myself that question all the time. One can only hope that my passing will bring my kids closer to God, family & a renewed appetite for productive futures. My kids are at an age that they will be able to cope well with life once I’m gone, but no age is old enough not to feel sorrow for the loss of a father. I will miss them and I know they love me and will miss me, too. A short bio of my life includes a childhood filled with sports of all kinds. Basketball was always my favorite. Served 4 years in the USAF & was given an honorable discharge after the end of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Used the GI bill and assistance from my parents to earn 3 degrees from SIU-Carbondale. After graduation with degrees in aviation administration in 1994 I married Briana Ingram, then living in Wadesville, IN. Joined the IBEW in 1995 and “retired” as a union electrician. I may not have always been the best husband & father, but that was my goal. We always wanted nothing but the best from our kids and I’m sure that their mother will continue this quest. Whether it’s school or employment, always be on time and do your best while there. It was unspoken, but after diagnosis and subsequent treatments, we started on my travel bucket list. We always tried to go on a yearly family vacation: 2017 we traveled to Maui, HI. 2019, Hilton Head, SC; 2021, Puerto Rico. Awesome times! In 2018, Briana went on a river cruise down the Rhine; 2019 we went on a Mediterranean Cruise and spent last few days in Italy, a must see for everyone!! Believe me, I wasn’t throwing in the towel, but when this type of cancer recurs, the end is usually not far away and travel is often out of the question. Before recurrence, this disease is deceiving to almost everyone. Other than short term memory issues and an 8” scar on my head, I seem perfectly healthy. People always asked me “how are you doing?” and I usually responded with “I feel well”. I want to tell them that although I feel well, the cancer is still there. No cure. I’d also like to once again thank my IBEW brother & sisters for all the time and money that they donated for my family’s benefit. They were so giving that I had to let them know I was returning to work and they should direct their efforts to someone with more urgent needs. (I pray that they are just as supportive for my family after I pass) Union brotherhood is real and is truly amazing. My family, parents, cousins, aunt/uncles were of great support during my battle with this hideous disease. It would have been much more challenging without them. See you in Heaven! I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 Memorial services will be held at 11:00a.m. Friday September 16, 2022 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in West Frankfort, Illinois with friend and Minister David Donahue officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00am prior to the service. Military rites will be observed. Memorials may be made to Vanderbugh Humane Society - Evansville, IN.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Trevor Weaver hosted by Union Funeral Home.

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