Scott Weaver is one of the New River Valley’s significant community leaders. Now 93, Weaver has been an important and vital part of community organizations and local government for over 50 years.
For the last five decades, Weaver has “done it all” and without a great deal of fanfare or notoriety as he has served in various roles and responsibilities. But on Feb. 28, Weaver was recognized for 65 years of perfect attendance by the Christiansburg Lions Club. He also received a Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, acknowledging his longtime commitment and service through the Christiansburg Lions Club and Lions International.
Weaver is originally from the Riner area of Montgomery County and attended Auburn High School and later Roanoke National Business College with an interest in accounting and business.
He is a lifelong member of the Christiansburg Veterans of Foreign Wars post and the American Legion, having served in World War II with a reconnaissance unit in the European Theater and was wounded after the invasion of Europe.
Weaver said that his unit was “basically a suicide squad.” Weaver and his unit fought in France, Germany and Austria.
“The fighting was really going on then,” Weaver said. “It was a very difficult time.”
After his return from the service, Weaver became active in his community in a number of ways. He was on the Christiansburg Town Council for over thirty years, served on the Montgomery Planning Commission, the Christiansburg Cemetery Committee and is a lifetime member of the Christiansburg Rescue Squad.
Along with his numerous service agencies, Mr. Weaver also was instrumental in organizing the local Agency on Aging, and was recently recognized for his long time membership on the Agency board.
As if his community service were not enough to keep him busy, Scott worked at Virginia Tech in the Accounting Department and later transferred to Radford College to be Treasurer for a number of years.
Weaver’s family has always been important to him. His wife Ruth, now deceased, was his greatest supporter. She was a graduate of Emory and Henry College, daughter of a Methodist Minister and a teacher.
Ruth and Scott were both concerned for their community, and Ruth saw the need for, and was one of the first, preschool teachers in Montgomery County. His daughter Cindy, a graduate of William and Mary, is currently a federal judge in Alabama.