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July 3, 2014

Bishop Merrill W. Weir Sr.

TERRE HAUTE — Bishop Merrill W. Weir Sr., 65, of Terre Haute, passed away at 10:32 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Union Hospital, surrounded by his family. Bishop Weir was born on April 10, 1949, in Terre Haute, to the Rev. John Weir and Margaret Marie Moody Weir.

He was the pastor at the Christ Temple Church for over 38 years, where he was devoted to God and his church. He also was the former co-owner of the Peanut Shack in Honey Creek Square Mall, along with his beloved wife, Suzanne. Bishop Weir,  was an avid pocket knife collector and loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren. He was always interested in world news, and loved spending time outdoors and in his yard and garden.

Bishop Weir was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne Weir, who passed away Feb. 12, 2010; his brothers, the Rev. Harley Weir and Robert Weir; and a sister, Frances Hamilton. He is survived by three sons, the Rev. Merrill Weir Jr. and his wife Julie of Terre Haute; the Rev. Bobby Weir, and his wife Tanya of Bedford; and the Rev. Jason Weir, and his wife Alicia of Brazil; a sister, Mae St. John of Terre Haute; six grandchildren, Jenna Weir, Hannah Weir, Logan Weir, Abigail Weir, Jackson Weir and Molly Weir; and several nieces and nephews.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Christ Temple Church, 2311 Locust St., Terre Haute. Visitation will be from 3 until 8 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014, at the church, and from 10 a.m. until the service time on Tuesday. The Revs. J.H. Osborne and Fred Stanger will be officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., IN Terre Haute, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at: www.greinerfuneralhome.com

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