Our Beloved Father, John Jules Weeks departed this life on August 23, 2014 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
John was born in Yonkers, New York on June 20, 1932 the only son of Jesse Michael Weeks and Anna Margaret Farrell Weeks.
He was a Boy Scout and accomplished Eagle Scout with one of the oldest troops in Wilmington. John graduated from New Hanover High School in 1950 then furthered his education by graduating from Wilmington College (UNCW) in 1958.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Division during the Korean Conflict both stateside and overseas combat duty. John helped his father, Jesse Weeks, run the family business J.M. Weeks Office Equipment and Supply through the late 1950’s.
Beginning in 1968, he faithfully walked the streets of downtown Wilmington delivering mail for the U.S. Postal Service. He kept an active membership with the NALC (National Association of Letter Carriers) Union throughout his career with the post office until his passing. Following retirement from the postal service he became employed with WAVE transit for several years locally.
Surviving and left to cherish his memory are his two loving daughters, June Marie Weeks and Elizabeth Anne Weeks.
He was a father treasured for his generosity and quiet nature. John had an uncanny ability to complete every daily newspaper Jumble with ease and he regularly watched Jeopardy.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.
A funeral mass will be held 10:00AM Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary, 412 Ann St, Wilmington, NC 28401. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099