Services for David Evans Weatherwax, 72, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, January 7, 2021 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery followed by a celebration of life at Astros Billiards & Bar.
David phoned home on Friday, December 10, 2021 at Arbor Court Retirement Community.
He was born January 18, 1949, in Wichita, KS, the son of John Thomas and Elizabeth “June” Griesa Weatherwax. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1967, where he lettered on the golf team, and went on to study fine art at the University of Kansas. He worked for more than 10 years at Mount Hope Nursery before moving to Corona, California in 1979. He and his brother, Scott, ran Weatherwax Contracting in California before he returned to Lawrence in 1991.
David was a skilled artist who had a unique talent with watercolor. He was also an avid golfer, pool shark and card player who was sure to beat you every time. David loved warming himself by a fire, could always accurately guess what was inside a wrapped gift, and spent every moment of his life with a generous spirit and a kind heart.
Survivors include two daughters, Lori (Phil) Weatherwax, Portland, Oregon, that he shared with his first wife, Stephanie Haight, and Lisa (Chris) Paschke, Anaheim, California that he shared with his second wife, Debbie Walker; one brother, Scott, Lawrence; three grandchildren, Brittyn, Evelyn, and Beck; four nieces, Jessica Jerrick, Jill Bubenik, Nichole Feurt, and Cassie Weatherwax; one nephew, Tanner Weatherwax; and many great nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by his father, John, and his mother, June; brothers Steve and J.T. and a sister, Joy Pattin.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, January, 6th at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorials to Bert Nash, sent in care of the funeral home.