On February 10, Jerry Lloyd Weed, Sr., husband of Beverly J. Weed, left this earthly home to be forever with God.
Jerry was born in Clover, SC, the son of Lloyd Daniel Weed and Nellie Johnson Weed. He grew up in Winnsboro, SC. In high school, he was a good student and excelled in athletics. Upon graduation from high school, he was awarded a full football scholarship to Newberry College. After receiving his bachelors degree, he became an assistant coach for the Cooper River Blue Devils. He then moved on to Chicora High School after the creation of their own football program. Later, he received his masters degree from Appalachian State. When Stall High School opened, he became the first A.D. and head football coach of the Warriors. He later became A.D. and head football coach of the St. Andrews Rocks where he was selected Coach of the Year. When Fort Johnson High School opened, he became the first A.D. and head football coach of the Trojans. After years of coaching, he became a school administrator at both Harbor View and Fort Johnson Middle Schools until his retirement. Jerry loved being with his family more than anything else. He met Beverly at a homecoming dance at Newberry College, and they danced through life together. They were blessed with three sons upon whom they doted. They traveled with camper in tow to many historic locations, as well as to other exciting destinations. Jerry restored a dilapidated shack on Lake Marion into an enjoyable vacation home. He enjoyed bass fishing and many fun times with his family on the lake. After retirement, Jerry and Bev discovered a perfect spot in Maggie Valley where Jerry designed and built a special place for them. He then crafted the furnishing with his own two hands. With Bev, he was a founding member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church. He also selflessly served the youth of James Island as a volunteer coach at the YMCA as well as through his work with the JI Optimist Club. Jerry is survived by his wife, Beverly; sons: Dr. Jerry Lloyd Weed, Jr (Kathy), Joseph Maybank Weed (Julie), and John Jantzen Weed (Heather); grandchildren: Jennifer Annelle Carter (David), Dr. Joseph Maybank Weed, Jr (Mary Frances), Jacob Adam Weed, Jerry Lloyd Weed, III, Grace Jantzen Weed, and Jonathan Carson Weed; great-grandchildren: Miriam Elizabeth Carter, Ellenor Beverly Carter, Grady David Carter, and Emerson Hopkins Weed; sisters: Carolyn Douglass and Brenda Snyder; sister-in-law, Lea Weed; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his younger brother, Freddy J. Weed. There will be a graveside service officiated by the Reverend Thomas A. Cassem on Saturday, February 19, 2022, 1:00 pm, at Holy Cross Cemetery, 604 Fort Johnson Road, James Island, SC 29412.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lutheran Hospice of SC located at 1885 Rifle Range Rd, Ste. 46, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, www.lutheranhospice.org .