Floyd Weaver Jersey Outlet

STOCKTON — Civic leader, educator and civil rights advocate Floyd Weaver died Monday after a sudden illness at the age of 82.
Among the many highlights of his life, Weaver served eight years on the Stockton City Council, was the city’s vice mayor, honored as Stocktonian of the Year in 1992 for his contributions to the community and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the NAACP.
Weaver died on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. He helped put the civil rights leader’s name on the park across from Stockton City Hall and the former Charter Way, and was long active in Ministers and Community United Inc., which sponsors Stockton’s annual King celebration.
For Benjamin Reddish, also a civic leader and retired Stockton educator, Weaver provided thoughtful but effective leadership.
Floyd Weaver was Stockton civic leader, educator and civil rights advocate
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Former Vice Mayor Floyd Weaver takes a moment to gather himself while speaking in front of the Martin Luther King statue on Jan. 19, 2009.
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Floyd Weaver on June 24, 1991.
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Coach Ben Parks, left, Adrian Vera and Floyd Weaver share a laugh at the Athletic Hall of Fame 46th annual awards dinner on Nov. 17, 2010, at Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium.
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Floyd Weaver talks about the former hot baths that use to be located in the McKinley Park area before the facility was razed.
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Former Vice Mayor Floyd Weaver and Bernice Bass with her children Khalilah, Faizah, and Elijah follow the Lincoln High color guard leading the Martin Luther King parade past City Hall on Jan. 19, 2009.
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Floyd Weaver talks about the former hot baths that were once located in the McKinley Park area before the facility was razed.
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Floyd Weaver on Feb. 6, 1978.
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Floyd Weaver talks about the former hot baths that use to be located in the McKinley Park area before the facility was razed.
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Floyd Weaver waits for the vote count on Nov. 5, 1996.
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Larry Stanford, left, former vice mayor Floyd Weaver, minister Walter Clay and pastor John Easter play dominoes at the Ministers and Community United, Inc. annual picnic at Kennedy Community Center Park on Aug. 20, 2011, in south Stockton.
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Former Vice Mayor Floyd Weaver takes a moment to gather himself while speaking in front of the Martin Luther King statue on Jan. 19, 2009.
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Floyd Weavere gets dunked during a benefit at Micke Grove Park on Sept. 7, 1996.
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Floyd Weaver talks about the former hot baths that use to be located at the McKinley Park area before the facility was razed.
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Floyd Weaver waits for the vote count on Nov. 5, 1996.
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Vice mayor Floyd Weaver is interviewed by Sierra Middle School student Andy Murray, 12, for his school newspaper and his 4-H club at election central at the county courthouse on Nov. 4, 1992.
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District 6 candidate Floyd Weaver, left, and district 3 candidate Ronald Coale look at election results on Nov. 8, 1988, at election central in the basement of the county courthouse on Weber Avenue.
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Vice Mayor Floyd Weaver on Feb. 9, 1989.
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Vice mayor Floyd Weaver crusied to an easy win over former city councilman Ralph Lee White on Nov. 4, 1992.
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Floyd Weaver waits for the vote count on Nov. 5, 1996.
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Floyd Weaver waits for the vote count on Nov. 5, 1996.
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Floyd Weaver gets dunked during a benefit at Micke Grove Park on Sept. 7, 1996.
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Floyd Weaver gets dunked during a benefit at Micke Grove Park on Sept. 7, 1996.
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Floyd Weaver gets dunked during a benefit at Micke Grove Park on Sept. 7, 1996.
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Floyd Weaver waits for the vote count on Nov. 5, 1996.
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Former Stockton Vice Mayor Floyd Weaver speaks at a march and rally honoring late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 19, 2004, in downtown Stockton.
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Former Vice Mayor Floyd Weaver takes a moment to gather himself while speaking in front of the Martin Luther King statue on Jan. 19, 2009.
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Floyd Weaver on June 24, 1991.
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Coach Ben Parks, left, Adrian Vera and Floyd Weaver share a laugh at the Athletic Hall of Fame 46th annual awards dinner on Nov. 17, 2010, at Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium.
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Floyd Weaver talks about the former hot baths that use to be located in the McKinley Park area before the facility was razed.
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Former Vice Mayor Floyd Weaver and Bernice Bass with her children Khalilah, Faizah, and Elijah follow the Lincoln High color guard leading the Martin Luther King parade past City Hall on Jan. 19, 2009.
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Floyd Weaver talks about the former hot baths that were once located in the McKinley Park area before the facility was razed.
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Floyd Weaver on Feb. 6, 1978.
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Floyd Weaver talks about the former hot baths that use to be located in the McKinley Park area before the facility was razed.
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Floyd Weaver waits for the vote count on Nov. 5, 1996.
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Larry Stanford, left, former vice mayor Floyd Weaver, minister Walter Clay and pastor John Easter play dominoes at the Ministers and Community United, Inc. annual picnic at Kennedy Community Center Park on Aug. 20, 2011, in south Stockton.
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Former Vice Mayor Floyd Weaver takes a moment to gather himself while speaking in front of the Martin Luther King statue on Jan. 19, 2009.
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Floyd Weavere gets dunked during a benefit at Micke Grove Park on Sept. 7, 1996.
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Floyd Weaver talks about the former hot baths that use to be located at the McKinley Park area before the facility was razed.
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Floyd Weaver waits for the vote count on Nov. 5, 1996.
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Vice mayor Floyd Weaver is interviewed by Sierra Middle School student Andy Murray, 12, for his school newspaper and his 4-H club at election central at the county courthouse on Nov. 4, 1992.
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District 6 candidate Floyd Weaver, left, and district 3 candidate Ronald Coale look at election results on Nov. 8, 1988, at election central in the basement of the county courthouse on Weber Avenue.
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Vice Mayor Floyd Weaver on Feb. 9, 1989.
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Vice mayor Floyd Weaver crusied to an easy win over former city councilman Ralph Lee White on Nov. 4, 1992.
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Floyd Weaver waits for the vote count on Nov. 5, 1996.
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Floyd Weaver waits for the vote count on Nov. 5, 1996.
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Floyd Weaver gets dunked during a benefit at Micke Grove Park on Sept. 7, 1996.
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Floyd Weaver gets dunked during a benefit at Micke Grove Park on Sept. 7, 1996.
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Floyd Weaver gets dunked during a benefit at Micke Grove Park on Sept. 7, 1996.
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Floyd Weaver waits for the vote count on Nov. 5, 1996.
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Former Stockton Vice Mayor Floyd Weaver speaks at a march and rally honoring late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 19, 2004, in downtown Stockton.
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Former Vice Mayor Floyd Weaver takes a moment to gather himself while speaking in front of the Martin Luther King statue on Jan. 19, 2009.
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“He’s been in the forefront of a lot of things in moving the Stockton community along, both as an educator and a civic leader,” Reddish said Tuesday.
“He would give the illusion of walking on water, but walking on water meant you know where the stones were in the water so you don’t sink.”
Weaver led as a consensus builder, helping bringing Stockton’s diverse community together, said Bobby Bivens, president of the NAACP Stockton branch.
“He always spoke to the fact that we have to deal with different kinds of people to make things happen,” Bivens said. “He was a person of deep thought.”
Douglass Wilhoit, chief executive officer of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce and a former San Joaquin County supervisor, agreed.
“Floyd (Weaver) was a true gentleman and a true educator and a man among men,” he said. “He was what you would call a citizen politician. … He always held his head high because he always did what he had to do as a citizen politician, and that was represent the people.”
Weaver’s influence extended well beyond Stockton as well.
In 2006, Rep. Dennis Cardoza rose on the floor of the House of Representatives to call for recognition of his many contributions, noting Weaver’s then-current service on the board of the San Joaquin Regional Transit District and the California State Reclamation Board.
“He is an esteemed member of our community, a lifelong activist for all people young and old, and an outstanding human being who will leave behind a legacy to be admired for generations to come,” the legislator said.
And, despite all time he dedicated to career, civic and political interests, Weaver was also a family man, his granddaughter Elaina Weaver-Maddox said.
“He always made me feel like I was part of everything,” she said. “He was always out in the community, but he was a great father and a great grandfather.”
Floyd Weaver was born July 28, 1933, in Phoenix and moved to Stockton as a young boy, where he attended school, including Edison High School, Stockton College and University of the Pacific, where he graduated in 1957 with a bachelor’s degree in education. He later earned master’s degrees from Pacific in counseling and administration.
Before entering college, Weaver served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.
He worked at the Stockton Unified School District for 37 years, as a counselor, teacher and principal of Fremont Middle School, before retiring in 1990. He was the district’s first male, African-American principal.
Weaver was appointed to a vacant City Council seat in 1988. An editorial in The Record called it a “good choice,” noting that the 53-year-old had spent about half his life in public service, including 10 years on the city Planning Commission and stints on the San Joaquin County Committee on School District Organization and the San Joaquin County Housing Authority.
He served on the City Council, where he was named vice mayor by fellow council members, until making an unsuccessful bid for the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors in 1996.
That was despite an editorial in The Record, headlined “Weaver best choice,” that said, in part, “We sense in Weaver the combination of knowledge, political savvy, credibility and forthrightness that the other candidates lack.”
But he only somewhat slowed down, joining the RTD board in 1997, where he served until 2009, including two terms as board chairman.
Over his lifetime Weaver served as a member and leader of innumerable community, educational and civil rights groups, including the Esquire Civic Club, a men’s group dedicated to providing scholarships to young African-Americans.
While living most of his life in south Stockton, Weaver has been increasingly limited and unable to drive, Weaver-Maddox said. He and his wife lived the past five months in Somerford Place, an assisted-living facility in the Brookside neighborhood of Stockton.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Weaver of Stockton; daughters Katrina Weaver of Stockton and Delphine Ramson of Los Angeles; brothers Clifford and Archie Weaver, both of Stockton; sister Betty Lou Ford of Stockton; and grandchildren Elaina Weaver-Maddox of Manteca and Cory Rainwater and Jessica Graham of Los Angeles.
He was preceded in death by daughter Kimberly Weaver and brother Theodore Weaver.
Arrangements are pending through Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Funeral Service in Stockton.

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