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Danny Neil Weir
October 19, 1941 ~ February 21, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Danny Neil Weir, 81, lifelong resident of Sheridan, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, February 21st, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 19th, 1941, to the late Lawrence “Blackie” and Juanita Ruth (Gipson) Weir of Sheridan, Indiana. Danny was a graduate of Sheridan High School, Class of 1960.
He worked as an inspector for Chrysler Automotive in Kokomo where he made lifelong friendships. He then retired after 38 years of service in 1998. He was also a member of the UAW Local 685.
Danny met the love of his life Faye, at an open gym for basketball. She had lost the ball on the sideline where Danny had picked it up and asked her “did you lose something?” When actually, she had found something… the love of her life and the rest was history! The two were married on November 6th, 1977, in Anderson and have been by each other’s side for the last 46 years. He and Faye loved to spend time with friends and traveling on biking adventures out west. Their favorite trip was to the Badlands in South Dakota and also riding the 127th Trail in Wyoming.
Danny had a love for cars! Especially Ford Falcons and Fairlanes! He was always shining them and taking them to car shows. If he wasn’t showing the cars, he also could be found racing them at the drag races. He was also an excellent marksman and had a love for guns. Collecting them and target shooting were two more of his hobbies. He also was amazing at archery! Hardly ever missing a bullseye! Some of Danny’s other hobbies including coon hunting with his brothers and friends in his younger years and breeding and raising dogs with Faye after they were married. Danny always was up for a good game of cards with friends and family, day, or night!
Over the years, as he grew older, you could find him in his favorite spot under the tree in his swing, reading and swinging with the dogs. But the most important thing to him was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren! Their favorite memories with him taking four-wheeler rides and car rides while he taught them the song; “Purple People Eater!”
Danny leaves behind his loving wife, Faye Lorraine (Lane) Weir and their devoted daughter, Heidi (Justin) Brooks. He was the proud and loving grandfather to Ashton Wilson and her boyfriend Nick Burnell , Mia Brooks, Kaiden Wilson, Landon Moffitt and Xander Brooks. He was a devoted brother to Patty Hoots-Weir, along with many nieces and nephews and his loyal grand-dog, Banjo. Danny also leaves behind his two daughters from his previous marriage, Angela, and Tracy along with two granddaughters, Jennifer and Jessica.
Proceeding Danny in death were his brothers, Terry, and Jerry Weir, along with his two loyal dogs, Sonny, and Baxter.
Calling will be held on Tuesday, February 28th, 2023, from 4-7 p.m. at Fisher Family Funeral Services located at 508 E. 6th St. Sheridan, Indiana 46069. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Danny’s memory to the Humane Society of Hamilton County, located at 10501 Hague Road, Fishers, IN 46038 or at https://www.hamitonhumane.com/how-to-help/donate/individual-giving-2. Everyone is welcome to sign the online guestbook, leave a condolence or share a memory at: fisherfuneral.com.
Fisher Family Funeral Services is honored to serve the Weir Family.