Charles Russell Weeks Jr., born Sept. 17, 1926, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 86, on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. He was the loving husband of Betty E. Weeks, celebrating 61 years of marriage this past October. He was a loving and devoted father to his three daughters, Nancy Codi and her husband Sam, Cindy McGuire and her husband Jim, and Patti Cole. A proud grandfather to Jimmie Mcguire and his wife Janelle, Bryan Codi, Crissy Codi Webb and her husband Brian, and Dillon Cole. He is also survived by his sister, Alice Clanton; and his brother, Wallace Weeks and his wife Gloria.
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Charlie had a kind soul and a wonderful sense of humor. He led a full and wonderful life, traveling the world with his family, living in Greece, Germany, Hawaii, Japan and many states. He was the ""family tour guide"" and loved his family more than anything.
While in the service, Charlie graduated from the University of Omaha, then retired as a colonel from the U.S. Army after serving 33 years. Charlie served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and was Garrison Commander in Japan. After his military retirement he became a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch for 15 years in Ft. Myers, Fla., and moved to Niceville, Fla., in 1998.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Russell Weeks Sr.; and his mother, Elise Chappell Weeks of Americus, Ga.; a brother, Jimmie; and a sister, Wilma.
A funeral service is being held at First United Methodist Church in Niceville, Friday, March 15, at 1 p.m. The burial service with full military honors will be in Americus, Ga., at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 16, at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Niceville United Methodist Church, 214 S. Partin Drive.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.Twincitiescremationsfunerals.com.
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2013
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