Bill Ellis Weaver, age 49 years, 5 months, and 15 days, after a long battle with cancer, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Bill's one wish, if he had to leave this life, was to leave this world while he was asleep in his warm bed, in his own home. Bill did just that. Surrounded by his loving family up until his last breath, Bill knew that he was loved. Bill was born to Clarence "Bill" Richard Weaver and Mattie Mae Corbett Weaver on July 8, 1966 in Springfield, Mo. Bill lived outside of Mt. View, Mo, near Teresita. Bill attended Mt. View Public Schools, later finishing high school in Clovis, Ca. Bill was the middle child in the Weaver family and was Mattie's beloved baby boy. Bill is survived by his 4 siblings: Oldest brother Glen Weaver and wife Rose "Murry," of the home in Pawnee. Older brother Charley "Dennis" Weaver, of Lemoore, Ca. Younger sister, Susan Fisher and husband Rick, of Jefferson City, Mo. Youngest sister, Tammy Austin and husband Jim of Stillwater. Bill leaves behind numerous cousins and extended family members. Bill also leaves behind his dog Puddin.' Bill was everyone's favorite brother and uncle. He leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews: Kenneth "Wayne" Boyd, Pawnee; David Ledgerwood, Birch Tree, Mo; Kimberly Parrish, Pomona, Mo; Glena Hoffman, Stillwater, Kimberly Weaver, Hanford, Ca; D.J. Weaver, Lemoore, Ca; Rusty Brand, Fresno, Ca; Becky Brand, Fresno, Ca; Sid Fisher, Tulsa; Joshua Weaver, Stillwater; Raymond Austin, Stillwater, Misty Bart, Tulsa; Jamie McClendon, Pawnee; and Ian Austin, Stillwater. Bill also leaves behind several great nephews and great nieces: Kobe Hoffman, Stillwater; Lola Austin, Stillwater; Lexea, Camden, Connor, and Carcyn McClendon, Pawnee; Alanna and Patrick Austin, Stillwater; Baylee, Kaytee, and Lucas Bart, Cleveland. Bill always loved the open road. He lived several places throughout the United States, eventually settling into Pawnee as his hometown. Bill worked throughout the years at a wide variety of jobs. He was a "handyman's handyman." Bill worked in various trades as a carpenter over the years. But, his passion for the open road culminated in Bill becoming a professional truck driver. Bill hauled hazardous materials for Groendyke Transport, out of the Ponca City terminal. Lauded as one of the favorite drivers, Bill was well-liked by colleagues and customers alike. Bill drove over 2 million safe career miles during his tenure at Groendyke and is a member of Groendyke's President's Million Mile Club and Bill was also honored by the Oklahoma Trucking Association for 1 million safe miles. Bill competed several times in the Oklahoma State Truck Driving Championships in Oklahoma City, winning second and third place in his division. Bill was passionate about driving his truck, most recently an International, and was hopeful he would overcome cancer and again be able to be out on the open road. If Heaven needs a truck driver, they certainly have the best one now. Bill was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. Bill loved country music, especially George Strait. Bill owned some acreage outside of town, and enjoyed spending time working the land with his Ford tractors, a 49 8N and a 46 2N. Bill will meet up with his Mom and Dad (Mattie and Bill), maternal grandparents Charley Goldsberry Weaver and Dolly Morris Weaver, and John Corbett and Maggie Mae Thompson Corbett, several uncles on the maternal and paternal side, numerous cousins, and most recently one of his biggest supporters in his battle against cancer, cousin Jonathan "Paul" Corbett of Omaha, Ne. A few years ago, Bill lost the best dog of his life, a sweet girl named Andi. Bill struggled coming into this world, to the point which his Mom christened him Ellis after the doctor. Bill also struggled to leave this world, giving a valiant effort at fighting cancer. Even though Bill was not victorious in winning his battle on earth against cancer, he instantly beat cancer when he went to Heaven, to spend Christmas with his Mom, Dad and other loved ones. He spent this past Christmas, celebrating the birth of his Savior with his Savior. Though we miss him dearly, we know that he is in a better place, driving an International truck on streets of painted gold. Keep on truckin, Bill!Bill will be laid to rest in Highland Cemetery in Pawnee, OK on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm.