John Benders Weeks, Jr. (Nookie), 69, passed away peacefully November 17, 2013 in Norfolk, VA. Born April 11, 1944 in Beaufort, NC, he was the son of the late John Benders Weeks, Sr. and Mildred Willis Weeks. John retired from the Navy as a Quartermaster Chief Petty Officer in 1984 after 21 years of dedicated service. Afterward, John worked at Family Motors, and later served as a Service Writer for Norfolk Marine, Lynnhaven Marine, and, most recently, Shore Drive Marine. He enjoyed his retirement years bowling, playing poker online, boating, fishing, and hanging out with his buddies at Citgo on Great Neck Road.
He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Gladys Magruder Weeks; daughters, Patricia Deigert and her husband, Dave, JoAnn Weeks Carter and her husband, Craig, Karrie Weeks Snyder and her husband, Wally, and Kristie Baker: grandchildren, Johnathon Vendt and his wife, Jessica, Stephen Vendt, Michael Wayne Rockwell, Candice Elizabeth Baker, Jessica Deigert, D.J. Deigert, and Kristina Nicole Baker; and great-grandchildren, Maya, Kayla, Izabel, Prysilla, Brianna, and Emma. John is preceded in death by dear friends George and Terri Kollarik, and his buddy, Shadow.
A Memorial Service with military honors will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations, 5401 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Courtland Baptist Church Building Fund, Youth Fund or Childrens Fund, Courtland Baptist Church, P.O. Box 148, Courtland, VA 23837.
Mr. Weeks served our country proudly with over 20 years of dedicated service in the U.S. Navy.Send Flowers
Dad I love you and will always miss you. I am so glad I had the chance to know you and have you in my life. RIP
Karrie and Family,So sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dad I love you and will always miss you.I’m so thankful that we got to have our talk before we said our goodbyes.You took a huge piece of my heart with you when you left us.You are now in a better place with no pain and I know you will be looking down on your family. I LOVE YOU DAD.
It was always fun hanging out with you in Virginia Beach. Even though I didn’t get a chance to sit on the porch and sip some beers with you with the sun setting, we’ll reschedule one day. There’s a spot waiting for us on Playa de La Caleta in Cádiz, Spain as well. You know what I’m talking about! Keep an eye on my mom for me. Love you!
So sorry for your loss. If there is anything that I can do please let me know. Your entire family is in our prays.
I am sorry for the loss of such a wonderful soul. May you rest in peace, Mr. Weeks.
Grandpa, so sorry u had to leave us but I know you are not in pain anymore. I’m glad I got to know you. You were a cool dude. Luv ya RIP
You will be missed John. God bless all your family in their season.