James (Jim) B. Weeks passed away May 15, 2020 while at White Oak Manor, a skilled nursing facility in Burlington, NC. Jim was born in Eureka WI on January 5, 1935. He met his wife, Barbara (Pat) Keck, while in the Army and stationed at Ft. Bragg, and they were married November 26, 1958 and eventually settled in Pittsboro, NC. Before retiring, Jim worked at the Fisher Body Division of General Motors’ Plant in Janesville, WI and later with the UNC Police Department in Chapel Hill, NC. Jim was an active member with the Disabled American Veterans Post 91 in Pittsboro, NC and he volunteered at the VA Medical Center for 20+ years.
Jim enjoyed cooking, playing cards and board games, and making people laugh. Like country and western singer Tom T. Hall’s 1973 song “I Love,” Jim loved simple things like working in the yard, playing with his dogs, strawberry/rhubarb pie, black coffee, and helping others the best way he could. But he loved his family the most. Grampa (as known to the grandkids) will always be remembered for the annual July 4th vacations at Atlantic Beach, NC, complete with a theme and T-shirts he had ordered. He always played hide-n-seek with the grandkids in the apartment, which was usually very loud and always during Granny’s nap. During the game, he was called the Child Catcher. Everyone that knew Jim, also knew he was a huge Green Bay Packers fan. He attended Asbury UMC for many years with Julie and Katie and thought very highly of that community.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Pat Weeks; daughter-in-law, Laurie Weeks; parents, Harold and Pauline Weeks; and sister, Alice Miller (Fred). He is survived by his son, J.B. Weeks of Siler City, NC; daughter Julie Greene (Kelly) of Asheboro, NC; grandchildren, Audrey Bullock (Jonathan) of Morrisville, NC; Lucas Weeks (Alexis) of Damascus, MD; Katie Hall (Joey) of Sanford, NC; Samuel Weeks of Washington, DC; and his sister, Rita Thompson (Woody) of Janesville, WI. Jim has seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in Jim’s memory to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301, or Alzheimer’s Association 3739 National Drive Raleigh, NC 27612.
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