Jackson Burgess Weaver, 70, retired chief packaging engineer for the federal supply service of the Government Services Administration, died Monday of congestive heart failure at DeWitt Army Hospital at Fort Belvoir.
He had worked for GSA during 1956-57, then after four years with Container Laboratories Inc. here, returned to GSA, from which he retired in 1972.
Mr. Weaver came to the Washington area during World War II. A former member of the Missouri National Guard, he had gone on active duty with the Army in 1939 After serving in the Aleutian Islands, he was transferred to Officers Candidate School at Fort Belvoir.
He remained there in the Engineer Research and Development Laboratory until the end of the war, when he left active duty with the rank of major. He remained in the Army Reserves until 1968.
In 1946, Mr. Weaver cofounded the Marjack Co. in Washington, a supplier of popcorn and popcorn makers. He returned to the Fort Belvoir laboratory as a civilian in 1950, remaining there for six years.
He was born in Carbondale, Ill., and attended Arkansas State University and the University of Florida.
He was a former president of the National Institute of Packaging, Handling and Logistics Engineers and a member of the Missouri State Society, the Toastmasters and the Masons. He was an elder of National City Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of the home in Falls Church; two daughters, Bonnie S. Jenkins, of Millboro, Va., and Jacqueline R. White, of Fairfax; a brother, Arthur J., of Omaha, Neb.; a sister, Frances Ryan, of Torrance, Calif., and one grandchild.