Ralph Hobson Weaver (Red) was born Dec. 22, 1940 in Perry, Florida, and passed away on Jan. 15, 2022, much too soon for those he left behind. Red’s parents, Paul H. Weaver and Lottie M. (Weatherly) Weaver moved to Seattle, Washington, when Red was 1-year-old. Red lived in Washington for the rest of his life, graduating from Lincoln High School in Tacoma. After four years in the U.S. Air Force, Red became a boilermaker. That was his occupation until his retirement in 2004. Red pursued many different interests including ice hockey, motorcycle riding, hunting, fishing and metal fabrication. Following a ride in a hot rod at the age of 13, his lifetime passion was hot rods and classic cars. He was a member of the Lewis County Quartermilers for many years. Red was not defined by what he did, but who he was. He was a kind, loving, generous and patient man who almost always had a smile on his face. He was a willing mentor to those seeking his help. He was ever ready to tell one of his many stories.
Red was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his children Heidi (Jeff), Paul (Dephane), Todd (Carrie) and Bruce (Susan); his partner Paula and her children Gordon (Wendy), Adrienne and Carrie; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a wide circle of friends.
An open house celebration of life will be held for Red on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the barn at our home. Please call 360-262-3635 for directions. His remains will be interred by his family privately later this summer.