Following the sad news of the death of Derek Weaver, Wendy Dance has asked me if I’d share the arrangements for his funeral for anyone who wants to pay their respects.
Derek was a well known teacher in Brownhills and a respected member of Brownhills Royal British Legion and campaigner for the funding of local Remembrance parades. He will be sadly missed. My sympathies and sincerest condolences to Derek’s family and friends – we have lost a true pillar of the community.
Derek’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 30th May 2018, at St Bernadettes Church, High Street, Brownhills at 10:00am. There will then follow a service at Streetly Crematorium at 11.30am.
Wendy Dance added the following on Wednesday 23rd May 2018:
Update on Derek Weaver’s funeral:
I have spoken to Derek’s wife Pam and she has confirmed any ex pupils or anyone that knew him in what ever capacity is more than welcome to attend the funeral or the crematorium, or afterwards at Aldridge conservative club Portland road to raise a glass to a wonderful man.
I worked with Derek for five years in the late 70s. He was a good man and had a great sense of humour.
Derek Weaver was a most interesting person. He worked as a supply teacher and, aged about 13, I was at school one day and I heard a familiar voice behind me. I said to a friend of mine, go and ask him if he knows a fellow called Dave Green. My friend did just that. It turned out that Derek Weaver was indeed Dave Green himself – the well known West Midlands Pirate Radio DJ. Derek Weaver was thereafter something of a celebrity around schools in Walsall. Derek was a DJ of the old school and worked from a script. He kept all of his radio scripts and showed them to me. Now, times have changed but Derek had this pouch on his belt. We were in class one day and someone asked him what was in his pouch. He said, “oh, you mean this” and pulled out a wonderful looking knife! It was one of the funniest things I ever saw at school and I will never forget the look on the faces of that class. RIP Derek and thank you for the memories.
I worked with Derek on local radio, Walsall FM and Bridge FM. He was a true gent and an all round nice guy, very funny at times. Derek was a great presenter and passionate about radio broadcasting. We had some laughs on air. R.I.P.
Is pam still around she was the manager with Derek and Gareth Rogers at Walsall Fm