Mr. Ray Weeks, Sr., 94, of Eufaula, died Friday, Feb. 22, at River Oaks Assisted Living in Eufaula.
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Graveside services were held Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2:30 p.m. in Fairview Cemetery Addition. The Rev. Judd Stinson, a longtime family friend, officiated with Chapman Funeral Home directing.
Born Dec. 30, 1918 in Geneva County, Mr. Weeks was the son of the late Lehman Alan and Charlie Levi Adkison Weeks. He lived in Troy, during his teen years. He served in World War II from 1941 through 1946 as an airplane inspector for the United States Army Air Corps. Following the war, he perused careers in the beauty supply and automobile business.
During his 20 years in Albany, he was an active member of Porterfield Methodist Church where he faithfully served on the building committee. He was also instrumental in establishing annual horse shows to raise money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children. During this time, he was appointed Captain of the Hasan Shrine Temple Horse Patrol and they traveled throughout the Southeast.
In 1966, Mr. Weeks moved to Eufaula where he joined the First United Methodist Church. He owned and operated Weeks Ford Company for 19 years. He served as a director of the Automobile Dealers Association and the Ford Advertising Board for many years. He also faithfully served on the Board of Commissioners of the Eufaula Housing Authority for over 30 years. After retiring in 1985, he devoted his time and efforts to his family.
Mr. Weeks was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Charles Floyd Weeks, and his brother, Samuel Allen Weeks.
Mr. Weeks is survived by one daughter, Betty (Ben) Spurlock and one son, Ray Weeks, Jr. both of Eufaula; four grandchildren, Ray Weeks III of Auburn, Rish Spurlock of Huntsville, Ashley Weeks (Derrick) Berry of Eufaula, Sellers Spurlock of Phenix City; three great-grandchildren, Caleb Weeks, Caitlyn Berry, Addison Berry; two sisters, Barbara Weeks Law of Titus and Alice King of Montgomery.
The family requested donations be made to the First United Methodist Church or Covenant Hospice.
Sign the online guestbook for Mr. Weeks at www.eufaulatribune.com.
Published in The Eufaula Tribune from February 26 to March 5, 2013