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Jerry D. Weaver

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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Jerry D. Weaver, 74, of Louisville passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital.

He was born April 27, 1937 in Bloomfield, IN to the late John O. Weaver and Edith M. Harmon Weaver.

He was a member of Middletown Christian Church.

Jerry was a 1955 graduate of Bloomfield High School. He received his undergraduate degree in 1959 from Indiana State University where he joined the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. After earning his Masters in 1960, he accepted a position at New Albany High School teaching and managing WNAS, the first high school radio station in the country. In March 1969, he accepted the position of President and General Manager for WKPC-TV, Channel 15. In that capacity he led Louisville's Public Television station through a period of change and growth and he served on many National PBS Boards. Following WKPC, he served as President of The Central Educational Network and helped found Genesis Entertainment, a national television syndication company. Then, in 1997 he founded his own company, DreamWeaver Entertainment , where he worked until his retirement.

Jerry had a strong sense of devotion to his family. He was a loving son, a caring husband, an involved Dad, and loved being "Papa Jerry" to his grandchildren. Some of his favorite memories were coaching his sons MRA baseball and basketball teams. He was also an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, almost never missing a broadcast.

He is preceded in death by his first wife of 36 years, Connie Marie (Holton) Weaver.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Bonita L. (Jackson) Weaver; his two sons, Tim Weaver (Stephanie) of Middleton, WI and Doug Weaver of Louisville; step-daughter, Nita Botkin of Worthington, IN; six grandchildren, Jenn, Becca, Amy and Kayla Weaver and Ryan and Arin Botkin; two great-grandchildren, Madilyn and Kaylin Botkin; mother-in-law, Vera Jackson of Bloomfield, IN; two brothers-in-law, Tom Holton (Carol) of Houston, TX and William Jackson (Sandi) of Sumrall, MS; and a sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Misiaszek (Stan) of Ocala, FL.

His funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Pearson-Ratterman Bros. Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Road, Middletown with burial to follow in Cave Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts in the form of contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Louisville Chapter, 240 Wittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222 or www.americanheart.org