John Jules Weeks

June 20, 1932 - August 23, 2014
John Jules Weeks

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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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  • August 25, 2014
    Grant Beam says:
    I enjoyed very much every chance I had to see and talk with Mr. Weeks. We shared a common like, "Hats" and in the last few years he gave me a few of his own hats so I can't help but to think of him every time I put one of the hats he gave me on, and remember what a nice person he was. He had very good taste in hats and he raised to very fine girls, and I love them both very much. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  • August 26, 2014
    Linda Slade Butler says:
    Dear June, Beth & Anne: I was so sorry to hear of John's passing. I agree with his obituary...he was a generous, gentle and quiet man. He helped me out on numerous occasions, and I will be forever be beholding to him for his generosity. I'm so sorry but I will not be able to attend his funeral, but please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers! Love to you all...Linda

  • August 26, 2014
    Oscar m brown says:
    Dear girls, we were so saddened to learn of your fathers death. We had known him for a long time. I was in service with him and worked with him at the p . O. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love. Oscar and Betty Brown

  • August 27, 2014
    John Sweeney says:
    I am very sorry to hear of John's death. He and I were close friends in High School and lived in the same neighborhood

  • August 28, 2014
    Tena Quate says:
    Love you girls!