12/29/14 ——- Robert Finney Weaver

Funeral services for Finney Weaver, age 71, of Belvidere will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Monday in the Tullahoma Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Uselton officiating.

Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the family will be held Sunday afternoon from 3:00 till 8:00 PM at Tullahoma Funeral Home.

Mr. Weaver passed away Thursday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Mr. Weaver grew up on horses from the time he was born. He showed walking horses at local shows and at the Celebration in Shelbyville as a child. As an adult he owned and operated a dairy farm in Lynchburg for years. During that time he owned and raised, and fell in love with, spotted saddle horses. He founded the first registry for spotted saddle horses and was the first president of the registry. Once the dairy operation was sold, he and Melissa raised, owned, and sold walking horses until his death. Their passion was their family, and their escape was horseback riding. He was inducted, for accomplishments and promotion of spotted saddle horses, as a Hall of Fame member in SSHBEA, a spotted saddle horse organization.

He loved people and he loved life. He never met a stranger and he influenced the lives of many people, young and old.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa Weaver, daughters, Kelley (Dwayne) Cawthon, Jenni (Jeremy) Byford, Pallie Weaver, sister, Brenda (Bill) Uselton, grandchildren, Krissy Delaughter, Meghan Brayton, Lauren Moore, R.J. Moore, John Michael Moore, Emma Ingram, Chesnie Ingram, and great grandchildren, Nathan and Gabriel.

Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Finney Weaver.

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