Phil J Weaver, M.D.

Phil Weaver, M.D.

Philip Jefferson Weaver, M.D. passed into the arms of Our Lord at the age of eighty, on the morning of December 6, 2021.


Philip was born in Fort Worth, Texas on January 8, 1941. He graduated from Laneri High School in Fort Worth, Texas - where he played football.  Philip attended St. Benedict’s College (now Benedictine College) in Atchison, Kansas and later graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Philip earned a doctorate degree in medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.


While attending medical school in Galveston, Philip met and began dating Susan Ruth Riegner,  a nursing student at UTMB. Philip and Susan married on June 20, 1966 at St. James Catholic Church in Port Arthur, Texas. They celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on June 20, 2016.


After graduating from medical school, Philip enlisted in the United States Air Force as a captain. He served as a flight surgeon during missions in the Vietnam war.


Philip completed his medical residency at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, Texas and then worked as a radiologist at Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena, Texas.


Philip was active at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church where he gave of his time, talent, and treasure.


Philip always had many hobbies: growing orchids, building model airplanes, coaching softball, photography, southern cooking, and real estate investing.


Philip was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Hogan Weaver, his father, Philip Jefferson Weaver, Sr., his sister, Patricia, and his wife, Susan Ruth Riegner Weaver.  Surviving members of Philip’s family include his sister Pamela Ann Weaver Jacoby and Pamela’s husband Michael George Jacoby, his daughter Courtney Elizabeth Weaver and Courtney’s husband, Jefferson Clark, his son Philip Jefferson Weaver III, his daughter Samantha Suzanne Weaver, his sister-in-law, Diane Riegner Elliott, and her husband, Bill Elliott, and his beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Baci, whom he affectionately called “Augie Doggie.”


The funeral will take place Friday, December 17, 2021 at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. The Rosary will be prayed at 10:00 am.  The funeral Mass will commence at 10:30 am. A reception will be held at St. Clare immediately after the Mass. Philip will then be laid to rest with a graveside burial service with military honors at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.


Instead of flowers, please donate to one of the following organizations in the name of Philip Jefferson Weaver: Benedictine College ( or St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church (3131 El Dorado Blvd. Houston, Texas 77059).