Family-Placed Death Notice

WEATHERLY, T.J. T. J. WEATHERLY was born in Atlanta on May 28, 1922. He was married to Frances S. Weatherly for sixty nine years, and they resided in the city of Stone Mountain for the past sixty five years. Mr. Weatherly died on December 12, 2012, from complications of dementia. His funeral will be on Saturday, December 15, 11:00 a.m., at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, 1040 Main St., Stone Mountain. Visitation will precede the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. He was a graduate of Georgia Military Academy (now Woodward Academy), the University of Georgia, Atlanta Division (now Georgia State University), and attended Emory University. He was a World War II Marine officer, serving as a platoon leader, executive officer of a company, and company commander. He received four medals and a unit commendation for his service in the Pacific. He was very proud of his service in the U.S. Marine Corps and was, indeed, a member of "the greatest generation." Until his retirement in 1984, Mr. Weatherly was the owner of Weatherly Appliance Company in Stone Mountain where his wife, Frances, worked closely with him as the company bookkeeper. He was very involved in the community. He was the founder of Little League baseball and football in the city of Stone Mountain, and coached the youth for many years. He also chaired the Concerned Citizens of Stone Mountain for twenty years. He loved sports and was a loyal fan of the Georgia Bulldogs. He attended many football games in Athens over the years. He also enjoyed following the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Braves. He cherished his time at Lake Winfield Scott in the north Georgia mountains where he owned a cottage for many years. Mr. Weatherly had many friends at Lake Winfield Scott as well as in Stone Mountain and metro Atlanta. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5257 and Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain. Survivors include his wife, Frances S. Weatherly; son, Thomas J. Weatherly, Jr., Ph.D. and his wife, Mary Lynn; daughter, Diane King, all of Stone Mountain; granddaughter, Lauren McDow and her husband, Randy; and great grandsons, Eston and Liam McDow, of Atlanta. Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel (770) 469-9811. Express condolences at www.wagesandsons.com

Funeral Home

Wages & Sons Funeral Home - Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(770) 469-9811

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 14, 2012