Tom Weir left this world on Jan. 4, 2021, in Mountain View, at the age of 76.

After a successful executive career with Ford Motor Credit and working with Richard Petty Driving Experience as a driving instructor, he returned to his roots in Arkansas. He became a well-known resident of Stone County, where he worked as a master bladesmith and scrimshander at the Ozark Folk Center. He was a beloved, legendary character and friend to all.

Tom grew up on Route 1 in Walnut Ridge, and was the son of M. Alvin Weir and Blanche Fender Weir.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and brother, Tony Weir. He is survived by his son, Thomas Christopher Weir of Stone County; grandson, Peter Thomas Weir Page of Rickling Green, Essex, England; life mate, Janice Clark of Stone County; sister, Ann Gschwandegger and her husband Franz of Melbourne; four nephews, numerous cousins and other family members. He also leaves many close friends to cherish his memory including his loving neighbors and coworkers.

A service to celebrate Tom’s life will be held at the Ozark Highlands Theater at the Ozark Folk Center on Saturday at 2 p.m. Attendees should wear masks and please observe social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Committee of One Hundred for the Ozark Folk Center, with a notation in the memo of the check or a note that it is a donation for the Tom Weir Memorial. Checks can be mailed to Committee of 100, PO Box 2111, Mountain View, AR 72560 or through PayPal at committeeofone hundredofc.org.

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