Herold James Weiler Jr.

b. 9 May 1916, d. 22 August 2004
  • Herold James Weiler Jr. was born on 9 May 1916 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.
  • He was known as Hank.
  • Herold James Weiler and Ruby Dawson Houston appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, at 647 West Collin. Other members of the household included Herold James Weiler Jr., John Eugene Weiler and Eleanor Marie Weiler.
  • Herold James Weiler and Ruby Dawson Houston appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas, at 1810 Filmore Street. Other members of the household included Herold James Weiler Jr., John Eugene Weiler and Eleanor Marie Weiler. Enumerator for the area was Mrs. Ruby Weiler.
  • He was educated at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Ann Arundel County, Maryland.
  • He married Marianna Redding say 1940.
  • The following appeared on 26 June 1943 in the Corsicana Daily Sun: Major and Mrs. John E. Weiler, and children, John, Jr. and Louis[e], were spend-the-night guests in the home of their aunt, Mrs. W. D. Fountain, on Thursday en route from Austin where they visited in the home of Major Weiler's parents, Col. and Mrs. Harold Weiler, of Ft. Knox, Ky. where Major Weiler has been stationed as executive officer of the 87th Armored Field Artillery Battalion since April.
         Prior to his Kentucky assignment, Major Weiler had spent 15 months with the armed forces in Panama.
         Lieut Harold J. Weiler of the U.S.N. Air Service, and until recently a fighter pilot on an aircraft carried in the African theater of war, is now on duty in Ordnance Procurement headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Weiler has joined her husband in the capital city.
         Major John E. Weiler and Lieut. Harold J. Weiler, Jr. are native Corsicanans, and are both the sons of Col. and Mrs. Harold J. Weiler of Austin.
  • Herold James Weiler Jr. died on 22 August 2004 at age 88 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, at Salemtowne Moravian Retirement Community.
  • Marianna Redding became a widow at his death.
  • He was interred at Asheboro City Cemetery, Asheboro, Randolph County, North Carolina.
  • The following appeared on 24 August 2004 in the Winston-Salem Journal: Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Herold James "Hank" Weiler Jr. died at Salemtowne - the Moravian Retirement Community in Winston-Salem on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004. He is survived by his wife, the former Marianna Redding, a resident of Salemtowne; a daughter, Virginia Redding Weiler; a son, Herold "Harry" James Weiler III, both of Winston-Salem; and two grandchildren, Shannon Noel Weiler of Atlanta, Ga., and Christopher Lynn Weiler of Asheville. He was born in Corsicana, Texas, on May 9, 1916, and lived for some time in Wichita Falls, Texas, Washington, D.C., Norfolk, Va., and Asheboro. He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and completed flight training at Pensacola, Fla. He was qualified as a naval aviator and served on several aircraft carriers. He was a squadron commander and was decorated for service in World War II. He was a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College and the Naval War College. After retiring from the Navy, he worked as an account executive with Merrill Lynch in Greensboro and subsequently as a director and a consultant for Acme McCrary Corp. in Asheboro and Sapona Manufacturing Corp. in Cedar Falls. He was a former member of the Asheboro Rotary Club, a current member of the Winston-Salem Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was known by his friends and family as a loving husband, a devoted father, an officer, a gentleman and a model of integrity. After the memorial service, to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at First Methodist Church in Asheboro, the family will greet friends in the church parlor. The memorial service will be conducted by Dr. Donald Haynes and the Rev. Mike Holder. The family will also greet friends at 7 p.m. today, Aug. 24, in the Saal Lobby at the Salemtowne retirement community in Winston-Salem. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church, 224 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, NC 27203, Salemtowne - the Moravian Retirement Community, 1000 Salemtowne Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106 or Randolph Hospital, P.O. Box 1048, Asheboro, NC 27204. Pugh Funeral Home of Asheboro is in charge of arrangements.
  • Last Edited: 6 Nov 2012

Family: Marianna Redding b. 23 December 1917, d. 10 July 2006