J. Ray Weir

J. Ray Weir

J. Ray Weir, founder of Weir’s Furniture Village in Preston Hollow, died at 102 years old on March 18.

Weir died in his home one day shy of his home furnishing company’s 65th anniversary. He served as president and chief operating officer until 1972 when he let his son, Dan Weir, take over. He remained on the board until 2009 and stayed involved in the family business.

Outside of work Weir enjoyed piloting small airplanes, playing the organ, photography and his model railroad. He was also an avid art collector and accomplished painter.

Visitation for J. Ray Weir will be held 5–7 p.m.  March 24 at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home in Preston Hollow. A memorial service will be held at Park Cities Baptist Church at 11 a.m. March 25. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in tribute to Mr. Weir’s love for his late wife Bea, or to the J. Ray Weir Endowed Scholarship Fund at Dallas Baptist University.



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