Zebulon Weaver, III, M.D.

zebulon weaver, iii, m.d.
Zebulon Weaver, III, M.D., 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 6, 2013. A native of Buncombe County he was the son of the late Elizabeth Roberts Weaver and Judge Zebulon Weaver Jr. Dr. Weaver was a graduate of the Asheville City Schools, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He served his country as a Captain in the Medical Corps at Fort Bragg. Dr. Weaver served his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and his Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. In 1965 Dr. Weaver established the WNC Internal Medical practice which evolved into Cancer Care of Western North Carolina. He served on the Staff of Memorial Mission Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and Transylvania Community Hospital and on the Courtesy Staff of most regional hospitals. Dr. Weaver served on the Board of Visitors and as a Board Member of the Arts and Sciences Foundation at Chapel Hill, Board Member of the Tryon Palace Council of Friends, was former Medical Director of the Asheville Unit of the American Red Cross, Board Member of the Buncombe County American Cancer Society, founded the Brevard Cancer Center, was former Board Member of the Medical Advisory Board of Visiting Health Professionals and a former Board Member of the Lewis Rathbun Wellness Center. Dr. Weaver had received the Alpha Omega Medical Society Award, the Roche Award, the Mosby Award and the Army Commendation Medal. He published papers in the fields of Hematology and Oncology and served as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill and served as a Director with the Institutional Review Board of the Charles George VA Medical Center. Zeb was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, the Biltmore Forest Country Club, the Rhododendron Brigade of Guards, Knights of the Laurel and a long time member of Seniard Creek Farms. He is survived by his wife, Dianne Buck Weaver; son, Zebulon Weaver, IV and his wife, Mikki, and their children, Zebulon Weaver, V and Routh Anne Weaver; two daughters, Amanda Tomblin and her husband, Louis, and their children, Jacob and Jessica Tomblin and Rebecca LaPlante and her husband, John, and their daughter, Gabriella LaPlante; and one brother, Pearce Roberts Weaver and his wife, Nancy, and their children, Pearce Roberts Weaver, Jr. and Elizabeth Weaver Hayford. A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church officiated by the Rev. Dr. R. Scott White. The family will receive friends following the service in Tuton Hall. A private family interment will be in the Weaver Family Plot in Weaverville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 or to the Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Dr. Weaver was a strength and asset to all of our city and state, both as a medical servant to the people and as a community leader and family centered pillar of strength. He will be missed by all.

  2. Zeb was one of a kind… A wonderful man, friend and care giver of so many people. I will miss him greatly. He will live in my heart forever. Nancy Crawford

  3. Dear Dianne and family, Zeb was a great friend of my entire family, especially my father, Bill. His caring manner during my father’s illness was never forgotten by any of us. It was a privilege for me to return the favor as Zeb’s doctor. He will be missed as a friend, colleague,and person. Our prayers are with all of you.

  4. Dr. Weaver was one of my Mother & Dad’s doctors. They both died 11 days apart of cancer. I will never forget him and his compassion for his patients.

  5. Dianne,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. As you well know, Zeb holds a very special place in the hearts of many people, including me.

    He was a great mentor and friend to me. Zeb was someone I could always count on for good straightforward advice. His tough exterior did little to mask his huge heart and soul which shone brightly for all to see.

    I will miss him greatly. I know right now, he is visiting with former patients, family and friends who were waiting for him in heaven.

    Please call on me at any time if there is anything I can do to help you during this difficult time.

    May God be present with you now and always.

  6. I remember Zeb from high school. Kept up with his endeavors and connection with Brevard. Had a
    number of clippings in the ‘Hillbilly’ annual. He was
    blessed and a blessing.
    Jenny Lind Erickson McGaha
    Lee Edwards Class of 1952

  7. I was blessed to have Dr. Weaver at my side while I was being treated for an illness 17 years ago. Since then, I have never forgotten his quiet caring nature and his joy of opening a facility in Transylvania County where the ill did not have far to travel for treatment. I offer my condolences to his family and friends. . . he’ll never be forgotten.

  8. Dr. Zeb was a great physician and teacher. He was my internist for 30+ years until he retired. He taught me and the other students at B-Tech hematology. He was so patient as he taught us and expected only the best from us. To this day I still remember all he taught me. He was a great physician and I shall always be thankful for his care during my illnesses over the years. The family is in my thoughts and prayers during this time of your loss.

  9. Amanda, Sammy and I are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you and Louis,children and the rest of your family.

    Sammy and Becky Meadows

  10. Dr. Weaver was my brother Jeffrey’s doctor in the late 1960’s when he had leukemia. Although childhood leukemia did not have a good survival rate at the time, I will never forget the care and concern he exhibited to our family during this time.

    Dr. Weaver truly blessed Asheville with oncological care and a deep compassion for the patients and families in his care.

  11. Tim C Thomas Zeb was a friend in the early years we played football together back in the late 40s and early 50s. I live in Fort Myers, Fl and I am 86 years old and so sorry this good man passed so early in life.. TT

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