Leland King (Red) Weber

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Leland King (Red) Weber, 72, of Nevada, Mo., passed from this life Sunday, April 12, 2015, at his home. He was born Feb. 23, 1943, in Nevada, the son of George Irl and Nellie Mae (Schneider) Weber. On Aug. 6, 1977, he was united in marriage to Sherry Marie Hand and together they became the parents of a son and daughter.

Leland attended school in Nevada and delivered newspapers while a student. After school he began working construction, later working with the company that constructed the Hinkhouse on the Cottey College campus, and then also was a crew foreman when 3M Company began construction of its plant. He also bought and sold antiques and eventually created Midway Auction Company, a business that he owned and operated from the early 1970s until 1987, when he retired. He was an avid hunter and fisherman enjoying time spent across Vernon County on both of those hobbies. He also spent many hours listening to St. Louis Cardinals baseball on the radio. He was very proud of the 19 years that he served in the Missouri Army National Guard, being discharged as an E-7.

Leland was a deeply spiritual man, who greatly loved his children and grandchildren. He had an extremely caring heart and was willing to help anyone at any time, no matter the cost to himself.

Survivors in addition to his wife, Sherry, include his children, Noah Henry Weber and wife, Christy, of Nevada, and Sierra Bishop and husband, Patrick, also of Nevada; grandchildren, Luke Weber, Isaac Weber, and Grace Weber; brother, John Weber and wife, Jeanette, of Apache Junction, Ariz.; sister, Annabelle Spencer of Huntsville, Ala.; brother-in-law, Wendell Mayfield of Nevada; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends. Leland was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Zola and Betty; brothers, George, Lloyd and Leonard; and baby brother, Billy.

A memorial service for Leland King Weber is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 16, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with Father Roger Stinnett officiating. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home.

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