Richard  Weir
WEST TERRE HAUTE [mdash] Richard "Dick" Weir, 73, of West Terre Haute, IN. went home to be with his LORD and savior and enjoy the grandest trap shoot he has ever known.
Much to the amazement and absolute joy of his family and friends, Dick came to love Jesus and became a member of Saint Joseph University Catholic Church on May 30, 2019. We knew he would get there, we just had to wait him out.
He was a 1964 graduate of West Vigo High School and a member of the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 157 for 53 years.
He was preceded in death by his father Raymond Weir, his mother Bertha Price Weir, sister Charlotte Frazier, sister Bertha "Babe" Thompson, brother Tom Weir, and brother Jerry Weir.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years Judy Weir, daughters Deanna Larkin and Kristen (Bob) Cain, brother Raymond Weir, and sister Judy Barrows; and lastly, his 5 amazing grandchildren whom he loved so very much, Audrey Larkin, Ryan Larkin, Evan Braun, Conner Cain and Bobbi Cain. Although he never got any of them to shoot trap, he did manage to get them to play golf, fish, hunt deer and mushrooms, and play euchre, because you can't be in this family if you can't play euchre.
He enjoyed so many things throughout his life. He was an avid trap shooter, golfer, hunter, fisherman, truck purchaser, card player, nature enthusiast, storyteller, and master of the remote control. He thoroughly loved to play golf and shoot trap with his many friends. He was a member of the Okaboji Indian trap shooter's club who gave him the distinguished name "Chief Sycamore Pipefitter."
Services will be held Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Saint Joseph University Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 9 am to 11 am with mass at 11, with Father Cyprian officiating. In keeping with Dick's wishes, cremation has been chosen. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Saint Joseph University Catholic Church or VNA Hospice. Both have given him and his family great comfort as we progressed through this difficult time. Arrangements are under the direction of Fitzpatrick Funeral Home.
We welcome anyone to come by the house Thursday afternoon and evening to visit with friends and family and share their stories about dad. His stories were legendary, just like him.
Online condolences can be left at:
www.fitzpatrickfunerals.com
Published on February 11, 2020

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Marcia Wubben
Feb 14, 2020
Judy, I'm so sorry to hear about Dick's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts. I really enjoyed all of the times my mom, dad and I spent with you and Dick during trap shooting and golfing events and love the memories. I'm sure my mom had a hug for him. We can have a little comfort knowing they're watching over us. Love and hugs to you!
Judy Weir
Feb 14, 2020
I wish to Thank Everyone for the kindness and respect and love our Family has been shown. Those who knew Dick knew he loved life, gave it its all and in death braved it thru to the end. Later he chose to chose his course to the very end. He was a finisher, measuring and figuring it out.
His stories will live that is for sure!
Loved him dearly. Always will.
Michael Lannoo
Feb 14, 2020
Dick was a great guy. I knew him from shooting at Terre Haute Sporting Clays, and over the past few years really enjoyed getting to know him. He led a full life, and was greatly admired, even by folks like me, who only knew him for a short time. Rest in Peace, Friend.
Jeff Kennedy
Feb 13, 2020
Dear Deanna and family - I am so sorry to read of your dad’s passing. Also, I’m saddened that I have only learned of this at 8:45 pm this evening. You are all on my mind and in my thoughts and prayers.
Bobby Ward
Feb 13, 2020
We became friends first, and soon after we became brothers. For 25 years we spent parts of every weekend together shooting trap. We played golf and fished in between. I am forever blessed through the incredible friendship and brotherhood that came our way. And today my world is diminished by his passing but forever enriched with the wonderful memories. Rest easy friend and save me spot on the squad above with Jerry......
Paul Rode
Feb 13, 2020
I always enjoyed Dick and his many stories. Those of us that shot with him at Terre Haute and many other clubs will miss him greatly. One of the good ones.