Roger Weber Sr.

Roger Weber Sr.

URBANA – Roger Q. "Joe" Weber Sr., 63, of Urbana died at 10:10 p.m. Sunday (March 20, 2011) at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana.

There will be a visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St., Champaign, with the funeral service at 7 p.m. The Rev. John Skillings will officiate. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, in Danville National Cemetery in Danville.

Roger was born on July 4, 1947, in Champaign, a son of Courtland and Ruth (Paris) Weber.

Survivors include one son, Roger "Jay" Weber of Champaign; one daughter, Amee (Terry) Lemke of Rantoul; and five grandchildren, Baylie, Shelby and Keegan Jones and Cody and Thomas McWhorter, all of Rantoul.

He was preceded in death by both parents, one brother, Sonny Weber, and one sister, Sue Weber.

Roger had three lifelong hobbies, which were bowling, fishing and drag racing.

He was a proud veteran and served in the Army from 1966 to 1968. He also spent one year in Vietnam and earned both a Purple Heart and a Combat Infantryman's Badge for his actions.

Roger worked most of his adult life as both a truck driver and a union laborer, earning retirement in 2010.

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dkmiller wrote on March 22, 2011 at 8:03 am

Jay and Amee I am so sorry for your loss.

Roger was a great friend for many years and we had some great times together. Every year on the 4th of July I will remember him with fondness and look to the sky and tell him happy birthday. Roger was a man that never forgot who his friends were no matter how far away they may have been.

Dorinda wrote on March 22, 2011 at 6:03 am

My prayers go out to the Weber family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

Joe, It has been so many years since we have seen each other,,,like about 1968 when u returned home from Vietnam.. I will always remember all the good times we had back then.
I have always wondered where all the family was now. I seen ur parents had gone & Sonny also.
I have been in florida for 25 yrs now.. Tell all the family hello ..RIP my cuz.. see U on the other side.

Diana Hall Byrne
Leesburg, FL