Curtis Ryan Weaver, 39, of Pawnee, died at his home on November 13, 2017. He leaves behind his wife of 19 years, Bambi, as well as daughters, Jayden and Brylyn. He was born on November 20, 1977 in Ponca City, Oklahoma, to Cindy Hixson and Larry Weaver. He attended Woodland schools and graduated in 1996. Ryan and Bambi were married on August 6, 1998. He attended college at Northern Oklahoma College and received an Associate of Science Degree in 2000. He pipelined with his mother Cindy and step-father Clifford until he began working at Indian Electric Cooperative from 2002 to 2005. Ryan then began working at KAMO Power, where he was hired as an Apprentice Lineman. He became a Journeyman Lineman in 2009 and was promoted to Lead Lineman in 2012.
Ryan loved the outdoors, camping, and shooting his long bow. He enjoyed watching his cattle as well; and had even said that if he had enough money, he would quit working and hire someone to take care of his herds so he could sit and look at them all day. If Ryan came to visit, his first destination was either your refrigerator or your bathroom, and in either case he would tell you “what you need” – usually baby wipes and real milk. Ryan was spontaneous and reckless – anyone who spent much time around him has a good story or two. He loved to get a good deal, but also wanted to do things right. “Don’t buy the cheap parts,” he’d say. “You’ll just be back in there in a few months.” Ryan enjoyed a good prank when he could plan one, but his life usually produced its own pranks without him putting in any effort.
No one ever had to wonder what Ryan was thinking, about any thing or any person. He had opinions and advice for all people and situations, whether they sought this advice or not. And if you came to see him not expecting anything less, you likely loved him all the more for it. Ryan loved his girls. He loved taking them swimming at the river, riding in his Toyota, or four wheeler, or Rhino, or whatever his latest toy was. He was proud of them. He was a good provider and listener. Jayden and Brylyn were also recipients of his famous words of wisdom.
He loved good food with lots of spice, and if it wasn’t good he likely said it was “absolutely terrible,” but he could usually salvage it. He loved studying the Bible and talking about it with people. He respected others’ views, but ultimately, how he read it was the right way.
Through it all, Ryan’s accidents and adventures, wild animal pets and home squeezed milk, through his ups and downs, his speeding down the road and his crawling off the couch, his humor and his temper, caveman beard or clean shaven face, his wife Bambi was there. She mended his wounds, rolled her eyes at the adventures, kept the squirrels and deer alive, milked the goats, loved him through his struggles, cautioned him as best she could, laughed when he laughed, was tough when he wasn’t, and liked to look at him no matter how he had put himself together.
Ryan was preceded in death by grandparents Curtis and Barthoma Weaver, grandparents Bill and Gertie Grote, grandfather W.C. “Dub” Brown, and sister April Dawn. He is survived by wife, Bambi, and daughters Jayden and Brylyn Weaver, of Skedee. Parents Larry Weaver, of Fairfax, and Cindy Hixson, of Ralston. Brothers, Curtis Weaver and family, of Stillwater; Scott and Susan Brien, of Stillwater; Sister, Shannon and husband Mike Brown, of Tuttle. Grandmother, Sally Brown, of Oklahoma City. Aunts and uncles, Carolyn Watkins, Gail Weaver, Jeryl and Linda Bevill, all of Fairfax; Price Brown and Nikki Good, both of Oklahoma City. Cousins, Karen Moore, Bill Watkins, Tawnya Langdale, Jay Barnard, Ric Dysart, Carla Dysart, Wade Bevill, Danielle Clary, Lexi Hennessey, Jennifer Peverley, and Rylan Good. Nieces and Nephews, Mariah, Kinsey, Tori, and Gage.