Allen Lane WEEKS

FLOYD, Virginia


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Allen Lane Weeks, 62, of Floyd, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery. He was the son of the late General Jewel and Gazelle Robertson Weeks. He was a loyal employee of Hollingsworth & Vose in Floyd for over 35 years and was a devoted member and deacon of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and the Vietnam War. Allen is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Katherine Barco Weeks, and the three greatest joys in his life, daughter, Sarah Weeks of Glen Allen; son and daughter-in-law, Derek and Britney Weeks of Summerville, Ga. Also surviving are sister, Donna Russell, of Rockville, Md.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clyde and Mary Weeks, Chicago, ILL., Carl and Selma Weeks, Fredericksburg, and Sheila Weeks, of Dedham, Mass.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Cecil and Edna Barco Barnes, Gregg and Elaine Barco, and Ada Barco, all of Shawboro, N.C. Many special nieces and nephews and the entire H&V Gang also survive.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Weeks and General Weeks Jr., and one sister, Velva Weeks.
Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, 409 Ridgeview Road NW, Floyd with the Rev. Marvin Wade officiating. Interment to follow in Beaver Creek Cemetery with Military Rites by Grover King Post #1115. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, c/o Mrs. Brenda Hylton, Treasurer, 200 Wills Ridge Road, NW, Floyd, VA 24091. Online condolences may be made by visiting

This obituary was originally published in the Roanoke Times.

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As I begin thinking about our high school class reunion, my thoughts immediately focus on Allen. He was always ready to help in any way he could with the reunions and I knew he would always attend unless family commitments kept him away. He was such a special and supportive friend and I was blessed to have known him. I will never forget his smile and wonderful personality.

Sarah, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I have many fond memories of you all carrying me back and forth to practices and games when we were in school. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

It was a pleasure being around Allen. He was a hard working, well liked man. He will be greatly missed. The Weeks family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow. God Bless.

May God who calls our loved ones home enfold you with His love and send you comfort. Memories of Allen will always hold an important place in your life. As many have mentioned with the entries and I will always remember him as an honest, kind and hard working man that will be missed by all who came in contact with him.

I met Allen in High School, player football with him and loved to be around him. He was a true friend and a special person to be around. He always had that special smile and great laugh to cheer a person up. He will be missed by me and all who knew him. Our loss is God's gain. "Absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." I am sure Allen is present with the Lord at this time. May God richly bless the family and especially his faithful wife and children.

Mr. and Mrs. Weeks at our rehearsal dinner, October 2010

Mr. Weeks was one of the nicest individuals I have had the pleasure to meet. He always had a smile on his face - whether he was heading off to work or heading to the pond with Missy (and Beau too). He and his wife always welcomed me into their home when I tagged along with Sarah on my way to and from school during breaks. I will always be grateful for their hospitality and warmth. Rest in peace, Mr. Weeks, and throw a stick to Missy for me.

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I am sorry we could not be there for you. He will be greatly missed!

I worked for Allen for 14 years and can honestly say that he was one of the best people I have ever met. Never asked anyone of anything that he would not do himself.He was not only my Boss but someone I looked up to and respected greatly.He will be missed greatly. Love and Prayers to Katherine, Sarah, and Derek

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Allen Weeks. Allen was a great person and I always enjoyed talking to him. May God be with the family during their time of this great loss.