Michael Joseph Weiss Sr., 75 of McMinnville died Wednesday, Sept. 20 at his residence.
He was born Aug. 16, 1942, in Toledo, Ohio, was a retired machinist with F.M.C. in Lakeland, Fla., served in the Ohio Army National Guard, was an inventor for the boating industry, a licensed boat captain, a member of Sunny Hills Baptist Church, past president of McMinnville Cruisers, and a volunteer at River Park Hospital. Mr. Weiss was preceded in death by his parents Henry Benjamin Weiss and Dorothy Lucille Walls Weiss Young and stepfather, William Young.
Survivors include his wife Carolyn Weiss of McMinnville, children Michael Joseph (Tammy) Weiss Jr. of McMinnville, Mark Alan (Jacqueline) Weiss of Brentwood, and Michele Joann Weiss of Tallahassee, Fla., and grandchildren Cody Lane Weiss, Amanda Lynne Weiss, Mark Alexander Weiss, and Anna Claire Weiss.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. John Jones will officiate. Interment will be held at a later time in Toledo, Ohio. The Weiss family will receive friends Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and again Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at www.stjude.org. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.