William Weast

William Weast

William "Warren" Weast

On February 15, 2008, William "Warren" Weast peacefully passed away at his Central Point home. Warren spent the last several years of his life courageously battling prostate cancer.

Warren was born July 19, 1935, in Parsons, Kans., to James Ansyl and Lillie Mae (Ryker) Weast along with three brothers and two sisters. Their family moved west and homesteaded a large family farm in Meridian, Idaho. Being raised on a farm, Warren learned at an early age how to appreciate an honest day's work that always started before the sun came up and ended when all the chores were done.

In his teenage years at Meridian High School, Warren excelled in baseball and boxing. It was also during this time that he began his lifelong love of fast cars.

Warren served his country from 1953-1956 in the United States Marine Corps. In 1957, he returned to Nampa, Idaho, where he married Beverly May Lane. Together they purchased and operated an American Oil Bulk Plant. They then opened Weast Service and Equipment Company and moved to Klamath Falls where they raised their four children. Most of their weekends were filled with the family traveling throughout the West racing or trail riding snowmobiles and/or motorcycles.

Warren then moved to the Rogue Valley and married Sadie Price in 1989. They continued his business and also opened Weast Trailer Sales which they operated until their retirement in 2003. After retirement, they purchased property in Charleston, where Warren was able to enjoy his lifelong love of deep sea fishing and crabbing.

Warren's other hobbies and interests included collecting antique cars, hunting, camping, raising cattle, farming and growing his corn and prized red tomatoes of every variety. He was affiliated with the B.P.O.E. for 32 years.

Warren was preceded in death by his parents, James Ansyl and Lillie Mae Weast; brother, James Ansyl Weast Jr.; and infant sister, Anna Lee Weast.

He is survived by his wife, Sadie; brother, Gerald and Helen Weast, of Star, Idaho; sister, Kay and Dick Hall, of Merrill, Wis.; sons, and daughters-in-law, Brad and Melissa Weast, of Central Point, Bryan and Sherise Weast, of Grass Valley, Calif., Mike and Tina Weast, of Elmira; and daughter, Teresa Barney-Jackson, of Corbett; step-daughter, Kim and Randy Auxter, of Rogue River; step-son, Justin and Loretta Price, of Medford; 16 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and his beloved cat, Temper.

Warren will be deeply missed by not only his family and loved ones, but by many close friends. He touched many people with his warm and generous heart. We love you "pop" and we know you are finally at peace and watching over us.

Service will be held Wednesday, February 20, 11:00 a.m. at Conger Morris, 715 West Main Street, Medford, OR 97501,772-7111.

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