Carlisle "Charlie" Weaver
Carlisle “Charlie” Wayne Weaver, 88 of Sutherland, VA passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Born in Roanoke, VA he was the son of the late Cline Carson and Mamie Elizabeth Weaver. At the age of 11 Carlisle’s mother passed away and he was raised by his “second” mother, Mary Parks Palotta . He was preceded in death by his son, T. Wayne Weaver; mother Mary Parks Palotta, brother, Harry L. Weaver and son-in-law, Ronald M. Newton, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Nannie Chapman Weaver; sister, Phyllis W. Simmons; sister-in-law Joann Jones; daughters, Vicki W. Keith, Lorie W. Newton and Rhonda W. Jordon (John) and son, Lloyd A. Weaver (Janet); daughter in law, Karen P. Weaver; grandchildren, Benjamin W. Weaver, Christan D. Martin (Peter), Mary O. Neufeld (Gary), Nicole W. Tant (Steven), Melanee M. Perkinson (Dale), Celeste D. Sheldon (Dylan) and Erin E. Weaver; great grandchildren, Caden Atristain, Brandon and Addison Tant, Aidan, Andrew and Ava Karys, Henry Weaver, Abigail and Arthur Neufeld, Brileigh and Bubba Perkinson, Laylin Darlington and Jackson Sheldon. Extended family includes Jeff and Cathy Martin and his special girls who affectionately referred to him as “Gran’, Elizabeth Reighard, Marybeth McConnell, Jenna Lovetro, Jill Saxton, LeeAnn Fenderson and Jennifer Frenier. Carlisle served in the U.S. Army, worked for the Norfolk and Western and in 1959 was the top graduate of 34th Basic Session at the Virginia State Police Academy. Carlisle, referred to as “Charlie’ by his VSP peers, worked in Area 8 (the Toll Road) and then Area 7 (Dinwiddie) and later transferred to the safety division. In 1979, Charlie was the prime mover behind the state police department’s chaplain program. He thought police needed someone from within their own ranks to look over their special religious needs. He was one of two chaplains appointed to serve in this role at that time. He retired as a Master Trooper from VSP on July 1, 1991. After serving as a lay leader in the Methodist Church, Carl felt a calling from God to the ministry and was ordained by Reverend Roland Powell as a Baptist Minister. Along with seven other individuals, he started Living Stone Baptist Church in northern Dinwiddie. Carl served at Living Stone Baptist for 25 years until his retirement from the ministry. Although retired, he continued to serve the Lord often speaking at revivals, prayer breakfasts, and many VSP functions. He enjoyed his time at the VSP retirees breakfast meetings at Brock’s BBQ each month. After retirement, Carl continued to work part-time at E. Alvin Small Funeral Home. Carl loved the Lord, his family, his country, the Virginia State Police and his many friends. Though a very humble man, Carl was an inspiration to hundreds throughout his VSP career and ministry.The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 7th from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Ocran United Methodist Church, Route 460, Sutherland. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, January 8th at 2:00 p.m. at Ocran United Methodist Church with interment in Southlawn Memorial Park. The Reverend Larry House, Retired First Sergeant Wayne Holland, Retired Superintendent Gerald Massengill, and Senior Trooper John Woodward will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Virginia State Police Association, 6944 Forrest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 23225.Carl has fought the good fight, finished the course and kept the faith. VSP 686 – end of watch.