GASTONIA - James "Jim" Wilson Weathers, 82, passed away peacefully Feb. 28, 2013, at his residence.
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He was born May 18, 1930, in Cross Anchor, S.C., to the late Haynes and Bertha Sutton Weathers Wilson.
Jim was retired from Vision Hosiery after 42 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne and served as communicational sergeant for the Regional Mental Headquarters. He was an active member of East Garrison Baptist Church, where he served on many boards, and was a deacon and a greeter. Jim was an avid bowler and enjoyed walking.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clifton and Glen Weathers; and a sister, Barbara Fredelle.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Lois Quinn Weathers, sons, Keith Wilson Weathers, Nathan Clark Weathers and wife, Marcella, Jeffrey Wayde Weathers and wife, Sue; a brother, Willie Boyce Weathers; and a sister, Vernelle W. Long; grandchildren, Christopher, Dakota, Nikki, Jason, Jessika, John and Amy; and five great-grandchildren; special friends, Jack and Hilda Olive; and their many friends at East Garrison Baptist Church.
The visitation was Saturday at Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Fleming
Interment will be at Gaston Memorial Park with military honors by the Gaston County Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be Jason Weathers, Dustin Wise, John Black, Gary Groves, Eddie Groves and Verlin Davis.
Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054 and East Garrison Baptist Church,1226 E. Garrison Blvd.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com.
The family is being cared for by Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, 704-864-5144.
Published in Gaston Gazette from Mar. 2 to Mar. 4, 2013