Obit: Richard "Doc" Weller

Obit: Richard "Doc" Weller

January 30th, 2019 in Obituaries
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Richard Martin “Doc” Weller, 76, died on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at his home in Hixson. A veteran of the U.S. Army and sports enthusiast, Doc was an avid and well decorated softball and basketball player who was inducted into the Berry School Academy Sports Hall of Fame and was a Korean All-Battalion Badminton Champion and was an avid marathon runner. He was a longtime member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and was known as the “Iron Man” of DuPont, where he retired after 40+ years of service. Doc never met a person he would not help to make a better person. The son of the late Edward and Catherine Cotter Weller, Doc was also preceded in death by his wife, Janice Marie Carmichael Weller; siblings, Edward Weller and Rose Mary Schoolfield. Survivors include sons, Michael (Ashley) Weller and Todd (Amy) Weller; brother, Pat (Gail) Weller; sister, Catherine (Bill) Carlton; grandchildren, Reed Weller, Anna Goodrich, and Brannon Whitmire. A funeral Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Jim Vick presiding. Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at Hamilton Funeral Home. We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Weller family guestbook at www.HamiltonFuneralOptions.com. Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975