David Hunter Weston, Jr., 81, felt the greatest joy when he was performing on stage

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David Hunter Weston, Jr.
David Hunter Weston, Jr.

During the summer months at The College of William & Mary, David Hunter Weston, Jr. performed in Williamsburg’s outdoor play, “The Common Glory,” where his biggest fan and future wife spotted him for the first time. He graduated in 1958 as a theater major.

After a short illness, Mr. Weston died on Nov. 12, 2013.

Mr. Weston married Margaret in 1960. They moved to Nevada and Texas before finally settling back home in Williamsburg and were both charter members of Wellspring United Methodist Church.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a U.S. Army Civil Service employee at Fort Eustis for 25 years. His greatest joy was found on a stage, though, performing in countless plays at the Williamsburg Players. He was known as “The Voice of Fort Eustis” where he was the MC for many retirement ceremonies. He also acted in Williamsburg’s Shakespeare Festival, the Nutcracker and several other shows in and around Williamsburg.

Mr. Weston was born in Staunton on Oct. 27, 1932 to David and Jane Weston. He was the oldest of four children and was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Margaret Newton Weston and two sisters.

He leaves behind three children, David Weston III, of Madison, Wis., Matthew Weston, his wife, Morgan and their children, Molly and McEwan, of Williamsburg and Julia Nutter, her husband, Robert and their children, Hanna and Alex of Charlotte; and sister, Yvonne Rosson, of Afton.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Wellspring UMC, 4871 Longhill Road, Williamsburg.

David, Matthew and Julia would like to offer their sincere thanks to Hampton Veterans Medical Center and The Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg for the compassionate care during their father’s last days. We ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg VA 23188.

Please leave online condolences for Mr. Weston’s family at Nelsen Funeral Home.


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