William 'Tracey' Weber, Jr.

William 'Tracey' WeberWilliam “Tracey” Weber, Jr., 84, of Weston, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021, surrounded by his family.

Born in Weston on March 9, 1937, Tracey was the only child of the late Captain William Tracey Weber and Fannie Davisson Weber. Tracey graduated from Weston High School in 1955 and then entered Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He completed his undergraduate work at WV Wesleyan after which he received a doctorate from the WVU College of Law in 1963.

While attending WVU Law School, Tracey found the girl who “looked like Doris Day” and on November 24, 1961, married the love of his life, Gayle Farrimond. Together they shared nearly 60 wonderful years of marriage.

Tracey joined his Uncle George I. Davission’s law practice in Weston in 1963. With the passing of George I. Davission, Tracey practiced law as a solo practitioner until his son, William Tracey Weber, III, joined him in practice in 1992. Tracey practiced law for over 58 years, appearing in West Virginia Circuit Courts, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court of Appeals.

Tracey served as a Director of the Board for The Citizens Bank of Weston, Inc., for many years, including holding the position of Board Chairman until his death. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Weston. Tracey was also a member of the West Virginia State Bar, and a fellow and past President of the West Virginia Bar Foundation.

Forever cherishing their memories of Dad and “Poppy” are his wife, Gayle Weber of Weston; three children: Charlotte Weber Snider and husband, Larry, William Tracey Weber III and wife, Heather, both of Weston, and Thomas F. Weber and wife, Leni, of Key Biscayne, Fl. “Poppy” had eight grandchildren: William Snider, Samuel Snider, Julie Snider, Lauren Weber, Katherine Weber, Abigayle Weber, Haley Skinner, and Austin Skinner.

No matter how many folks Tracey saw on the street, he knew their names and family tree. Some might say that he never met a stranger.

Throughout all situations in life, Dad and “Poppy,” was a prominent figure, father, grandfather and mentor. He instilled a strong sense of hard work, integrity, and family value in his children and grandchildren. He led by example. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren as they participated in sporting events and school activities.

The family is observing a private family service at the Weber home in Weston; however, following COVID protocols, they will receive guests from Noon to 2:00 pm, on Monday, April 26, 2021, followed by interment at the Lewis County Memorial Gardens in Weston. All services are entrusted to Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service located at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew.