When Will Weston IV passed away in 2011, former Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver wrote: “This week saw the laying to rest of a man who will forever be remembered by our entire community as one of Augusta’s brightest lights. As evidenced by what I can only describe as the largest crowd I have ever seen at a funeral service, Will’s lifetime impact as a businessman, brother, son, husband, father, and friend was felt far beyond the reaches of Augusta.”
That wasn’t an overstatement.
Will, long-time vice president of Blanchard and Calhoun Insurance Agency, did indeed have a long reach: serving his community as member of the Exchange Club of Augusta, his colleagues as a past president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia (IIAG), and young people struggling with addiction as an active board member and advocate of the Georgia Meth Project, a passion of Will’s that Blanchard and Calhoun continues to support through annual donations. Will cared deeply about the last, the lost, the left out, and the looked over. He brought his big heart to his work at Blanchard and Calhoun, helping our clients protect what they value most in life – their homes, their businesses, each other.
This month, golfers from across the state will tee up at the Will Weston IV YAC Classic, a charity golf tournament sponsored by the Young Agents Committee of the IIAG. Proceeds this year benefit Camp Sunshine, a non-profit that enriches the lives of Georgia’s children with cancer and their families through year-round recreational, educational, and support programs.
What a great way to honor Will’s legacy and his love of the game.