Edward Weston, age 89, of West Cove Road, Boone, passed away Thursday afternoon, May 1, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Weston was born August 26, 1924 in Sheffield, England, a son of the late William and Minnie Broadhead Weston. He was a retired telephone engineer for GTE/Verizon and served in the Royal Brittish Navy during World War II.

Mr. Weston is survived by his wife, Mildred E. Weston of the home; one son, Scott Weston and wife Tracy of Vilas; one granddaughter, Taylor Weston of Vilas, and one grandson, Justin Weston of Bluefield, West Virginia. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Lional, Roy, and Bill Weston.

Funeral services for Edward Weston will be conducted Sunday afternoon, May 4, 2014, at 2:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Pastor John Padgett. Burial will follow in the White Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock, at the funeral home, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Medi Home Hospice, 136 Furman Road, Suite 2, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Weston family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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