Jeffrey Dean Weir died peacefully at home on April 12, 2023, after a noble battle with cancer.
Jeff lived a robust, memorable life with his beloved Natalie and doted on his adored daughter, Jessica Ruth. He loved concerts and music, especially John Prine. He could always be convinced to have a beer and a conversation with family and friends. He tinkered on many projects from home renovation to rebuilding a car in his garage and took his evenings on the porch or by the fire. Often he’d dispense some sage and practical wisdom that grounded his loved ones but mostly he ployed his wit to great laughter. He never missed a chance to cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers or (his wife’s alma mater) the Purdue Boilermakers—Jeff graduated cum laude from Indiana University.
He was predeceased by his father Merrill Dean Weir, Grandpa Joel Weir, Grandma Ruth Weir, Grandma Gladys Cox, Papaw Lee Cox, Mamaw “Bert” Alberta Cox, and Papaw “Unc” Earl Cox.
Jeffrey is survived by his wife Natalie Anne Green Weir, daughter Jess Green Turi (Zane), his mother Connie Weir, sister Amy Cotten, and brother Joel Weir (Maria). His nieces, nephews, in-laws, friends who are family, and many beloved canine and feline fans remember him for his constancy, care and hilarity.
The family is grateful for the love and support for all who ministered for, showed up, and told stories about Jeff.
With quiet diligence, Jeff left the world a better place for each creature he met. He was passionate about social justice. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the social justice organization of your choice, or contribute to the Hello In There Foundation, which seeks to provide support for the marginalized, discriminated against, or otherwise forgotten. https://www.thehellointherefoundation.org
There will be a visitation at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Carmel, IN at 12pm followed by a Eucharistic Memorial Service at 1pm on Saturday, April 29. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Jeff’s life will happen following the service at the house that Jeff built. As “my daddy” would say, “For these and all of the celebrations for Jeff, we bid your prayer and participation.” Shalom, stardust.