Thomas "Ed" Weekley
A child of the "One True King", went to his permanent home in Heaven on December 2, 2013. Also known as Papa and Ed to family and friends, he is survived by his loving wife of 65 years and best friend, Abbie Jean McLellan Weekley and five children: Tom (Patsy) Weekley, Abigail (Danny) Ball, Karen (Jim) Young, David Weekley, and Mark (Valerie)Weekley.
His greatest legacy is his family which can be seen through the eyes of his Grandchildren: Jimmy (Carrie) Young, Brett (Autumn) Wingate, Boo (Karyn) Weekley, Abbie-Leigh (Bruce) Pickard, Ali (Scott) Tyra, Jennifer (Shane) Rice, Julie Young, Blake (Charlotte) Weekley, Daniel (Melissa) Weekley, David (Melanie) Weekley, and Thomas (Katie) Weekley.
Great grandchildren: Harlie, Hannah, Xander, Aceleigh, Emerson, Parker, Aiden, Annsley, Spencer, Sawyer, Mason, Colt, Hunter, William, Emma, Justin, Jordan, Bryant, Dustin, James, Evie, and Graham. A very special aunt, Lucille Ling and cousins, Linda Geiss and Judy White of Birmingham, Walter Ling of Hoover, Doris Davis of Cullman. Two brothers-in-law, Norman (Pat) McLellan of Milton, and Cecil (Arlene) McLellan of Granberry, Texas and many nephews and nieces.
Ed enjoyed a wonderful life filled with his family and friends. He was a strong Christian man and a member of First Baptist Church of Milton. His faith and service to God was a priority. In his service he touched many lives. He loved his church and especially his Sunday School Class.
He was devoted to his wife and children and provided for them by working in the Law enforcement Agencies both in Alabama and Florida. He retired from American Cyanamid where he had many friends who became his other family.
Ed brought passion to all his endeavors including Alabama Football, raising cows, building his barn and his continuous efforts in the old home place restoration. Though, all his efforts were washed away with "Ivan" he knew God would take care of his needs. He contributed to the community by not only serving as a Police officer but also a member of Civic service clubs and organizations, many of which tied directly to his children's school endeavors such as the Milton Quarterback Club.
His humor, wisdom, and devotion will be missed by his family, extended family, and scores of friends. Through his battle with congestive heart failure his constant prayer was for God to get all the glory and honor. The family wishes to express their thanks to the many medical professionals who have given support over the past years and most recently: Dr. Johnny Lee, Dr. A. Kees, Dr. Friedland, Dr. Dennis Mayeaux, Dr. Verman, Sharon, Cindy and Beth at the Congestive Heart Clinic of Sacred Heart , and his special nurse Olga Roberts ( Emerald Coast Hospice).
Visitation with the family will be 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on December 6, Bamberg Chapel, First Baptist Church Milton.
Homecoming Celebration will be led by Dr. David Spencer at First Baptist Church on Saturday, December 7 at 11:00 a.m. with burial following at Hickory Hammock Cemetery. Lewis Funeral Home will be officiating.
Acting Pallbearers will be his Grandchildren. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jonathan Wingate Sunday School Class, Wilbur Adams, Andy Bell, Greg Brown, Lamar Faulkner, FM "Bubba" Fisher, Doug Gillis, Curtis Golden, Clyde Gracey, Dr. John Lee, Dr. Dennis Mayeaux, Al Moran, Ike Northrop, Ed Peacher, Jack Plowman, Dr. Keith Weekley, Don West, Terry Max Wilks, Jr., and Dr. Doug Worley. The family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Romanian Mission Fund of First Baptist Church, Milton.
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Published in Pensacola News Journal from Dec. 5 to Dec. 7, 2013