Raymond G. WellerOctober 3, 1930 ~ June 1, 2017 (age 86)
RAYMOND G. “BUDDY” WELLER Raymond “Buddy” Weller, 86 was born October 3, 1930 in Groom, TX to John and Helen Weller. He passed away at his home in Groom on June 1st. The rosary will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, June 2nd at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Groom. The funeral mass will be Saturday, June 3rd at 10:30 AM. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia.
Buddy married his wife, Charleen, at their hometown of Groom in 1956. The couple had three sons. He served in the US Marine Corps and the US Army, retiring in 1973 as a Sergeant First Class after 20 ½ years of combined service. Mr. Weller was awarded numerous commendations and medals including two Bronze Stars (for Meritorious Achievement against hostile forces during two tours of Vietnam) and six campaign medals (awarded for deployment to a foreign region or service in a combat zone). Buddy served a tour during the Korean War and three tours in Vietnam. After retiring from the military and returning to Groom, he was employed by the Texas Highway Department for 15 years. In the years since that retirement, Buddy was very active in the Groom food bank and a faithful member of the local Catholic parish. Unknown to most for the past 25 years, Buddy placed the large mounted flags at the community cemetery and St. Mary’s cemetery for all military holidays.
His survivors include his wife, Charleen; three sons, David and wife Suzanne of Irving; Richard, and Kenneth and his wife, Lesa all of Groom. The Weller’s have eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be sent to Mr. Weller’s favorite charity, Groom Food Bank, Box 616, Groom, Texas 79039.
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