Albert M. Weekley

April 22, 1929 ‒ January 14, 2018

Butler, Ohio

BUTLER: With the simple act of placing a Gideon’s New Testament in the glove box of each vehicle that was sold through his car dealership, Albert Weekley combined his three passions: his love for the Lord, his compassion for people around him, and the auto business.

An outgoing and amiable man of faith, Albert was called to be with the Lord Sunday, January 14, 2018 from Grant Medical Center in Columbus. He was 88.

Born Albert Mason Weekley, Jr., April 22, 1929 in Butler to A.M. Weekley, Sr. and Lola Fay (Tilton) Weekley, he was graduated from Butler High School in 1947. He married his high school sweetheart Carolyn Kunkel April 1, 1951, and they were blessed with three children.

Albert worked with his father, and they incorporated the business in 1954 as A.M. Weekley and Son. Albert took pride in the excellence that became synonymous with the Weekley name, earning from Chrysler the coveted Pentastar Award, the Award for Excellence and continually operating as a 5-Star Dealership. There is a reason why the Weekley Chrysler brand has succeeded for 96 years:  all based on the integrity and “Golden Rule” life that Albert modeled.

He was a member of the former E.U.B. Mt. Sinai Church in Butler. For nearly 50 years he served with Gideon’s International – spreading God’s Word. Albert genuinely enjoyed speaking on behalf of the Gideons.

Albert enjoyed traveling, and spent many winters near the beach in Ft. Lauderdale. He could often be found on the bike trail or working outside his home.

He will be remembered as a good husband, father, grandfather and uncle – strong in his Christian faith – who loved to talk with people.

The family that cherishes him includes his wife Carolyn; their children Kim (Duff) Whitaker of Norfolk, VA, Colleen (Lon Greer) Weekley Greer of Mt. Vernon and Matthew (Amy) Weekley of Butler; grandchildren Courtney Weekley and Aaron Weekley; and nieces Cynthia (Keith) Shubert of Powell and Stephanie McCurdy of Dublin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law Annabelle and Clark Stahl.

The Weekley family will receive friends Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. A worship service, giving glory to God for the legacy of Albert Weekley will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in North Bend Church of the Brethren, State Route 97 at Snyder Road. Pastors Jack Hackworth, Ken Kinley and Patrick Bailey will officiate. Private burial will follow Bunkerhill Cemetery.

Contributions in Albert’s memory to Gideon’s International may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Weekley family. Share with them a word of support online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

 

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  • Bought my first car from Albert in 1964 I purchased a 1960 Newport Chrysler convertible love that car Albert was great then and was great always

  • To Carolyn, children,and families of Albert Weekley. You have my deepest sympathy. Albert was a fine man. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Weekley Family,
    I’m so sad to hear of Mr. Weekley’s passing. He was a true gentleman; always friendly and polite to all. To me he seemed ageless, always active and busy at the dealership. My grandmother Grace Leedy always purchased cars from him. He always like to tease her and he was lucky because he was the only one who could call her Gracie to her face and get away with it! He will surely be missed in this community! I thank him and your family for all you have done for this community!! With sincere sympathy, Becky Gleason Marth and family

  • Dear Weekley family:
    Our hearts are heavy hear of the passing of Mr. Weekley. We can only imagine the countless people that he has won to the Lord through his work with the Gideons. In both Jeeps that we have purchased from you, the first thing we do is look for the Gideon New Testament Bible. What a blessing to know that our vehicles have been blessed by such a man of God. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

    Sincerely, Lisa and Jim Tharp

  • Was so sorry to hear of Albert’s passing Jim liked buying his cars at Weekley’s and having them serviced there He always knew he could trust them My Condolences to all the family he was a great guy

  • Albert hired me when i was 15 years old, gave me my first job, I will always be thankful he took a chance on me. My Dad worked for Albert for almost 40 years. I’m thinking there up there together right now looking at some old Muscle Cars.
    May God comfort the Weekley family during this dificult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and his dealership family at this time. Albert was so sweet to my mother in law when she was looking at a car at the dealership, and I have always remembered that. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone.

  • So very, very sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one, Carolyn and families.
    A very good friend, he will be missed dearly. Many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • Our entire family is very sorry to hear of the passing of Albert. My father and mother purchased all their cars from him and my husband and I have followed in their steps. We could always trust Weekley’s and that is so important in today’ environment. We could always count on being treated with kindness and friendliness from the entire dealership’s staff which was led by Albert.

    God bless you at this time of sorrow!

  • Sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. We need more men like Ed. We wish you the best, ASmi & Matt. George & M.A.Loesch

  • Just opened this up on my email–So sorry to hear of the passing of Albert–sorry for your loss,but knowing that he is in glory in the presence of angels, w/my folks,John & Peg Myers who used to attend church w/him, my brother John who used to work for him!Prayers and love go out to Carolyn, Matt & all the family.

  • RIP Albert. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Weekly family. Have known Albert for many years, he was always a very friendly man and never missed a chance to stop and chat a minute or two. Will miss seeing him at Weeklys when we stop for Servive.

    Harry and Donna Mowry

  • Carolyn & Families,
    Sorry to here that Albert has passed. May he rest in peace and time help heal your loss you now feel. Sincere condolences from all of the Dall family.

  • Sorry to hear of Albert’s passing. Albert was a true friend of the Miller family. Dad was buying cars from Albert’s dad before Albert got in business. Dad isnt able to attend the services but wanted to let you know the Weekley family is in his prayers and thoughts.

    Joe Miller, Danville
    Becky Miller-Brownfield

  • Matt, Lon, and Family,

    I’m saddened to hear of your loss but I’m comforted to know that Albert is “Dancing with Jesus”.

    Alberts’s gesture of putting a Gideon Bible in all vehicles was a sign of his strong faith and moral character.

    Please accept my deepest condolences.

  • So sorry, great Man, good neighbor who has done so much for the community!! Prayers are with you all !!

  • We are so saddened to hear of Albert’s passing. He was such a kind man always smiling and took time to talk and ask how our family was doing. I will always remember Carol and his kindness when you gave me a keepsake from our old home place. The house on Henry St that was tore down. He will truly be missed in the Butler community by all. Our prayers are with the entire family and with all who knew and worked with him.
    May God be with you all. Debbie Dotson Waltz and Frank Waltz

  • The Britton family are very sorry for your loss Albert well truly be missed in butler

  • We offer sympathy to the Weekley family at this time of grief.
    We have many memories of visiting the dealership and buying vehicles from Albert. He was always honest and sincere. He was kind and always asked about our family. He will be greatly missed. We often met him on the bike trail in more recent years.
    We send our condolences. Albert was a blessing to all who met him.

    Robert and Nancy Snyder

  • Kim and family. So sorry to hear about you father. My thought and prayers are with you and your whole family.

  • Condolences to all the Weekley family. Albert was such a kind, wonderful man and a good neighbor during my growing up years on Main St. in Butler. The neighbor kids always enjoyed sledding down the alley beside the Weekley home. Those were great times. Albert was an honest, sincere business man and has done so much for the Butler community in his lifetime. Love, thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

    Don and Sue ( Hoeflich) Thomas

  • Matt
    Sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Ron Miller

  • We are so sorry to hear about Albert’s passing. He will be missed by so many as he was such a personable man always greeting everyone. God bless.

  • To the Weekley family and employees,
    We are sincerely saddened by your loss. Mr. Weekley was a pillar in the community. His faith was to be admired, his business sense and savvy appreciated, and his way with people a comfort and his most valuable asset. I enjoyed his approach and good humor whenever he happened to be in the building on days my vehicle was serviced. He never failed to ask about my family……or stopped trying to sell me another vehicle : ) I would venture a guess, were it not for the dealership’s reputation and success, Chrysler may not have chosen to keep it open while they were closing many others in the recent past. For that, his customers and employees can also be thankful. I am truly sorry to have missed this announcement in time to attend his service. May your memories, community support, and each other comfort you when you need it most. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Carolyn and family, Sorry to have missed Albert’s service, was out of town. Blessings to you all. My thoughts take me back to Zell, Shorty, Arlene, many pleasant times of the past. Power and strength to all of you, carry on. Dave Huge

  • Dear Carolyn, Family and Employes,
    I was sad to learn of Albert’s passing. It seems like the end of an age with so many of his contemporaries gone. Albert was very active in Butler EUB church where I grew up and he could always make me smile. Even as an adult visiting the homestead, I always looked forward to visiting with him. We shared the same faith in Christ and he enjoyed telling me about his work with the Gideon’s. Love, prayers for comfort and wisdom to rest in the Lord are sent to you all.
    Sandy Dall Sealey. Albuquerque, NM