Carl Albert (Bert) Weis

Published 4:13 pm Monday, June 30, 2014

Carl Albert (Bert) Weis III, 83, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014.

He was born Nov. 24, 1931, in Pensacola, Fla., to Dorothy Wing and Henry Mahlon Weis. He attended Pensacola High School and Baylor Military Academy before joining the Navy. He served on the U.S.S. Antietam (VC-35) in the Korean Conflict.

He was married to Elisabeth Kirchmaier Weis on Dec. 28, 1952, and together they raised four boys. He married Frances (Misty) Poyser Weis in 1976. She brought two sons and a daughter to Bert’s family.

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Bert loved the outdoors, spending time with family, music and traveling the tropics with the family business, Weis Fricker Mahogany Company. With most of his life spent in the lumber/timber, export/import business he became an expert in heavy machinery, dealings in South American business and sawmills. He sold the business to Dant and Russell in 1976.

His passion was revealed in 1990, when he answered the Lord’s calling and attended the United Methodist Course of Study, finishing in 1993. Licensed as a local pastor he was appointed to Byrneville UMC, St. Paul UMC Bay Minette, and then to Pollard UMC, where he served until his recent retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Misty Weis; his sons, Carl (Naomi), Michael, (Terry), Joseph Mahlon and Bill (Lorrie), eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; his stepchildren, Colin (Mae), Angie and Michael (Angela) Feeser, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and sisters, Bobby Anne Land and Dorothy McCoy.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Evelyn Scott.

A graveside service was held at 10:15 a.m. Friday June 27, at Barrancas National Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service was held at First United Methodist Church, in Atmore, at 12:30 p.m. with visitation immediately following in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to First United Methodist Church, 311 S. Pensacola Ave., Atmore, AL 36504.