John W. Weakley

October 5, 1943 - May 15, 2019
John W. Weakley

John William Weakley on May 15, 2019 ended his suffering and moved on to his eternal rest.

John was born in Tulsa, OK, son of, Mary Lou and Darrell Weakley, and grew up in the suburban Chicago area. He attended Marmion Military Academy and Lewis Hotel and School of Restaurant Management. John spent his life working in the food service industry with a passion for good food and dining at fine restaurants. He was a longtime member of St Mary’s Parish in South Plainfield NJ, and active member and Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed retiring from New Jersey to Leland NC. five years ago. In NC he loved playing golf, reading history, dining at the numerous area restaurants, and playing cards with new friends and neighbors who became like family.

John leaves behind his loving wife of 34 years Holly (Kennedy) Weakley, four children, Christopher Weakley (wife Hannah) of NJ, Marla Herrmann and Monica Lenox (husband Stewart) of Ohio, Sara Canright of CA, his grandsons Bryan and Benten Jenkins (Michelle Coudriet) and Andrew Herrmann plus a great grandson Lucas. His son Jonathan predeceased him in death.

A celebration of Life is planned for July 20th in Leland, NC, details to follow. In Lieu of flowers or gifts please contribute to the American Heart Association. Share memories with the family by clicking the condolence tab below.

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  • May 17, 2019
    joanne booth says:
    Holly, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ...very sorry for your tremendous loss.

  • May 20, 2019
    Jane Crowder says:
    Please accept our condolences in the passing of your husband. If you need anything please let us know. Peace and love be with you. Wilmington Funeral and Cremation Village Road Chapel. Jane Crowder

  • May 20, 2019
    Tina Brennan says:
    Holly - Please accept my condolences. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You have my deepest sympathy.

  • May 20, 2019
    Robin Snyder says:
    Holly, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time, but let the wonderful memories help you through. Deepest Sympathy.

  • May 20, 2019
    Sam Roselli says:
    Holly. So sorry for your loss. Will include you and your family in my prayers