Weaver was born in Danville, Kentucky. He spent part of his youth there and in Lubbock, Texas, where his father was the head football coach at Texas Tech in the 1950s. In high school, he excelled in a number of sports. After graduation, he enrolled at Southern Methodist University, where he was a multisport letterman. Weaver moved to Georgia after college and became a dominant player in Georgia amateur golf. He turned professional in 1964.
Weaver competed on the PGA Tour from 1967–1976, winning twice in the early 1970s. His best year as a professional golfer was 1971 when he finished in the top-25 on the PGA Tour money list. In 1980 and 1981, he was the Georgia PGA Player of the year.
After reaching the age of 50 in September 1989, Weaver began competing on the Senior PGA Tour. His lone win in this venue came in 1991 at the Bank One Senior Classic. Rallying from five shots down on the final day, he defeated J. C. Snead in a playoff with a birdie on the second hole.
After retiring as a touring professional, Weaver held club pro positions at Sea Palms, Sky Valley and Innsbruck golf clubs. He now runs a golf consulting company, DeWitt Weaver Golf Solutions LLC, with his sons Brian, DeWitt III and Scott. Weaver lives in Braselton, Georgia. He is a spiritual man of strong Christian faith; he has started junior golf programs at St. Simons Island and Rabun County High Schools at opposite ends of the state of Georgia. He was inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame in 1998, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2003, and the Northeast Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
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