John F. Weekley

July 20, 1925 ‒ November 27, 2014

Mount Vernon, Ohio

John F. Weekley, age 89, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at the Knox Community Hospital.
He was born on July 20, 1925 in Heath, Ohio to the late Ora and Florence (Haun) Weekley. He was the owner of Mount Vernon Block and later Mount Vernon Mobile Homes. John was a veteran serving in the United States Army during WWII where he fought in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe and Ardennes. He received five Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, Distinguished Unit Citation and a Silver Star during his service.
He is survived by his wife, of nearly 70 years, Beatrice (Moore) Weekley; his son John (Janet) Weekley of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Belinda (Rick Doup) Lanning of Mount Vernon, Kim Russell of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren, Brian Lanning, Shannon Castle, Madisyn Weekley; seven great grandchildren; and his brother Robert (Pat) Weekley of Hamilton.
Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister Betty Wills; two brothers, Raymond and Richard Weekley; and his great granddaughter Elizabeth Castle.
The family will observe private calling hours. A private graveside service will be held at Glen Rest Memorial Estate Cemetery in Reynoldsburg with Rev. John Capper officiating.
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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of John F. Weekley.

  • We are so sorry for your loss . John was truly a great man both on the combat field and in the civilian world. You could not find a better story teller and some of those would make your hair stand on end. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to have met him! Your family will stay in our prayers.

  • Dear Weekley Family,
    First, what a beautiful picture…it captured his spirit, for sure. There are no words which will bring you comfort in this time of profound loss and indescribable grief. The loss of such an amazing man with such incredible generosity, who would have given the shirt off of his back to a stranger, will be felt for years to come. He was a husband, parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, best friend, and – for some – confidante. He offered unconditional love. He was a role model. He picked up the pieces when you didn’t have the strength or it didn’t seem possible. And, he was a proud patriot and veteran of the United States Army – WWII. His wit, humor, and welcoming personality were a true gift. Mrs. Weekley, watching the two of you together gave the rest of us hope that true love could last forever. Johnny, Belinda, Kim, Brian, Shannon, Madisyn, Mr. Robert Weekley, and all 7 great grandchildren, thank you for sharing this wonderful man who made my sister feel like family from the first moment. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all…And it goes without saying, Meneli and I are here if you need anything at all.

  • To the Weekley Family,
    We are sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • To the entire Weekley family;
    I was vey saddened to hear of John’s passing. I was a driver for LePore and came to know John after he had sold the block plant. I was always amazed how john had this unique ability to get things done, and in a very clever way at that. Ha,,, John was always famous for getting things done twice as fast as ten other men, and usually doing a better quality job. Never met another guy quite like him. As an older fellow, he truly was a roll model for us younger guys. My prayers and thoughts are extended to you all at this time.

  • No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that John is now resting in the arms of our Lord.

    Please remember,that when a person departs from this earth, they never truly leave, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds. Through us, they live on.

    I like to think that when we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now.

    My fondest memory is when we were all sitting at a restaurant and my dad was with me. John and Beatrice were holding hands under the table. John and my father were remembering W.W. ll. and swapping stories.

    John always made us feel like he had known us for many years. He never met a stranger. We thank him in extending that love and acceptance to our daughter Carisa. He has been a guiding light for both Brian and Carisa.

    Please accept our condolences, he will not be forgotten.
    I wish we lived closer so we could help in this time of need.
    Always praying,
    Psalm 23
    Jack & Deb Frysinger and family

  • Kim and Belinda,
    So sorry about the death of your father. Deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your families.

  • There aren’t enough words to tell you how sorry we are for your loss. Losing someone you love is the hardest thing we can experience in life. Grandpa Weekly (this was how I knew him) was one of those men who you wanted to be around, who made you laugh, gave you comfort and made you feel loved. He exuded kindness and acceptance. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was so much to so many people. He was larger than life.
    We hope your wonderful memories of him can bring you comfort and peace. Know that he is with each of you everyday, watching over you and in your hearts.
    We are grateful to have known him and thankful that my sister (Carisa) was blessed to have had him in her life.
    We send you all our sincerest condolences.
    Love, Camille and Mike

  • Belinda and families, so very sorry for the loss of your loved one.

    Belinda and families, so sorry for the loss of your loved one, you have our deepest sympathy , many prayers and blessings at this time of sorrow.

    ypu have our deepest sympathy

  • John, you gave me the opportunity to meet and come to know your father and I have been honored. Deb and I are sorry for your family ‘s loss.

  • About my Grandfather,
    I can honestly say no one has been as lucky as I to have a grandfather like John Weekley. My Grandfather is the inspiration for me to model my character, integrity, and obviously humor after. I have had the privilege to live my life with him as my father figure, mentor, and most of all “best-buddy”. I do not believe anyone will ever be able to be the man he was, but I will continue to work towards modeling myself in his image, knowing I will make mistakes, which he would expect. Grandpa was always understanding and forgiving of mistakes, he knew that someday we could tell stories and laugh about our experiences, both good and bad.
    Grandpa, you will be truly missed, but certainly never forgotten. I know you will be with me every day of my life influencing my every decision in some way. My only wish is that I can continue to make you proud. My only regret would be not being able to tell you one more time, “Thanks for who I am, and we will all be ok because of whom you are”.

  • Bea and Belinda
    So very sorry to hear of John’s passing. We enjoyed our breakfast visits with Bea
    and John while they were in Florida. Please know that your family will be in our
    thoughts and prayers.

  • Bea, Belinda, Little John,Brian, Kim and families,

    Where do I begin? My breath was just taken away with one phone call. I am so very very sad,heartbroken, and sorry “Big” Dad John has left us so unexpectedly. I loved him from the moment I was brought into the Weekley family by my precious friend Belinda. His hugs, laughter, smile, humor, and voice were infectious, and oh, so ,so forever memorable. No day was ever dull with Big John, no day was ever better, being graced with his presence with us, his unfailing love, wisdom,and guidance.
    He touched so many lives, cherished his family , God, and left an imprint in each of our lives.
    I will miss him so much, even though miles and years were between us, but the love and friendship remained constant. I am glad I am here personally Big John , to say my “see you some day”, I know God had a plan with my ” back home” Thanksgiving visit from Florida. And for that, and my lifelong friendship with Belinda, and the Weekley family I will forever be thankful. Blessings and prayers to each of you and your families , I love you ~~ Ginger

  • So sorry to hear of your lose. My prayers and thoughts are with your family. I always enjoyed talking with John, he truly was a great man.

  • Condolences to my friend John P. Weekley and his family. Your Dad was a great figure in my youth, a stalwart war hero, great businessman, and great father. His example made me better than I would have otherwise been. I’m proud and glad to cherish memories of John F. Weekley.

    Very sorry for your loss,
    Morgan and Marla Dague

  • Dear Bea and Family,

    So sorry to read of John’s passing. He was a good man, father and friend and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Polly Stelts and family

  • I respected John very much and wish I had gone to work for him when he wanted me to. I enjoyed doing business with him for many years. He will be missed very much and I am sorry for your loss.

    Ken Fiant

  • So sorry to hear I lost my Uncle Johnny. I will always remember the day when I was about 8 years old,he saved me when I lost a wheel on a tractor. He put it back on before my dad saw that I was driving the tractor when he was away. To the rest of his family , I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Some of the happiest days of my childhood were spent at uncle johnny and aunt Bea’s home. I will miss him ( my love to aunt bea. )

  • we were so saddened to hear of John’s passing. to John Jr and the rest of the weekly family may the Lord comfort you in this time of sorrow.he was a unique man and will be missed. Terry and Pam Hissong

  • I was very sorry to hear of Mr. Weekley’s passing. I was fortunate to get to know him as a result of my purchase of his Centerburg land. This allowed Centerburg Meadows subdivision to be built. He was always a great person to talk to regarding any subject. He often offered valuable advice when asked and was very wise in a variety of areas. I know he lived a full life and I am sure he impacted numerous people as he did myself. My condolences to his wife, son, and other family members.

  • Dear Belinda and Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. We, at Autumn Health Care did not have enough time to know John, but share in your loss. He has left a beautiful family as his legacy.
    Joyce Skocic and Millie Skocic

  • We are saddened to hear of John’s passing. Please know the family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear John, Janet, & Madisyn,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Aaron, Laura, Sydney, and Morgan

  • Dear John, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You, and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

  • Bea Weekley and Family,

    I’m sorry for your recent loss. In the years I was around John, he was always happy and very busy. He accomplished many things in life. Our loved ones leave us here on earth but their memories live on in everything we do. Cherish the time you had with him. I know the time together is never long enough.

    Debbie Keys Cole