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Robert Jerald "Jerry" Weyker

February 5, 1940 ~ September 3, 2019 (age 79)

Robert Jerald "Jerry" Weyker, Landscape Architect and Planner, passed away September 3, 2019 at 79. Jerry was a well-known and respected landscape architect and site development planner. He had understanding of every site, its topography and characteristics, what plants would work there, and exactly how storm water flows. He helped clients determine if a development would be economically successful and appeared before planning commissions and zoning boards to get approval for developers' projects. He worked mostly in Forsyth and Davidson County and his best-known projects are South Park Shopping Center and Arbor Acres.Jerry was born February 5, 1940 to Jesse Faye Crawford Weyker and John Weyker in Clarion, Iowa. During his youth in Clarion, Jerry did sports and construction work during high school. He attended Iowa State University and received a Bachelor's in Landscape Architecture. He began his career in Memphis, Tennessee where he worked on Urban Renewal projects throughout the Southeast. He married his first wife Charlotte in Memphis, Tennessee. They had two children, Shayne and Gretchen then divorced. Jerry moved to Winston-Salem in 1975 and began work in a partnership. He soon created his own company, Weyker and Associates, where he worked for the rest of his career. In 1988 he married his second wife Margaret who already had a daughter, Joy. While they were together, he helped in her work with many animal rescue groups until she died in 2016. In the last 10 years, he taught Landscape Architecture classes at Forsyth Tech and worked on the board of his homeowners’ association. Jerry was a regular at the Village Tavern, Cloverdale Kitchen, Mayberry's and Arthur's. In his spare time, he loved to golf, draw, and go surf fishing or fly fishing. Jerry leaves behind his son and daughter, step-daughter, his sister, four nieces, a nephew, his first wife, two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 21,2019 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to http://Humanesolution.org.

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