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Ronnell Neil Weaver, 76, Norris, passed away peacefully Sept. 25, 2023, at home in the loving care of his family. Ron was born in Norris to Rufus M. and Beulah Massengill Weaver. He was a graduate of Norris High School and Carson-Newman University. Following graduation, he taught 4th and 5th grades at Rosedale Elementary School. In 1969 he enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country. He returned to Norris in 1971 and began a 33-year career with the Tennessee Valley Authority. He worked first with the Public Safety Service as an officer at Norris Dam, Lieutenant and Captain at Norris Dam and Bull Run Steam Plant, and Assistant Chief of the Eastern Area in Knoxville. He ended his career as a chemical analyst at Bull Run Steam Plant. Ron was a long-time member of Norris First Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting arrowheads and other artifacts and taking drives to enjoy the beauty of our region. He loved classic cars and classic rock. Ron was a devoted son, husband, father, and grandfather. He was a kind and gentle soul, a good listener, and a loyal friend. He loved his family and took great delight in the hugs and antics of his grandchildren. Ron was preceded in death by: Parents, Rufus M. and Beulah Massengill Weaver; and his grandson, Mason Archer Weaver. Left to cherish his memory are: Amanda, his wife of almost 50 years; daughter, Whitney and son-in-law Alex North; son, Ben and daughter-in-law Brittanie Weaver; beloved grandchildren, Walter Isaac North, Mollie Lynn Weaver, Clara Brynn North, and Manning Bennett Weaver; beloved Weaver and Massengill cousins; and a host of extended family and friends. Receiving of friends was from 1 – 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, with funeral service at 3 p.m. with the Rev. David Seiber officiating. Burial immediately followed at Norris Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to MAWS Cause 124 Deer Trail Lane, Lake City, TN 37769.