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James Lee Weeks was born in Oxford, MS, February 13, 1940 (celebrated on February 14), to Rona Lealon Weeks and Gladys Marie Hudgins Weeks. He went to meet his Heavenly Father on February 19, 2023.
He was preceded in death by his father; his mother; two brothers, Raymond and Paul; and one sister, Elizabeth (Libby) Crews.
James is survived by his loving wife, Sandy, (Long Beach, MS); one brother, Jerry (Madison, MS); two sisters, Mary Buchanan Lewis (Oxford, MS), and Euella Williams (Bokoshe, OK); and numerous nieces and nephews.
James attended Oxford High School, followed by a stint in the U.S. Army. He took his basic training at Fort Chaffee, AR, and then was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and Norfolk, VA. In Norfolk, he was assigned to the Defense Command Element where he worked with the Nike Hercules Missile System. When stationed in Norfolk, he was commended for receiving a perfect score on one of the scientific exams. By trade, James was a master automotive mechanic. One of his career accolades was being the first person in Texas to achieve the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence’s (ASE) Certified Master Technician designation. His friends would say he could diagnose and repair anything mechanical. James served as the service manager for a Chrysler dealership in Texas for many years before opening his own automotive repair shop.
James was a quiet, unassuming person, with a wonderful sense of humor. Anyone around James quickly recognized his high level of intelligence and breadth of knowledge. He was friendly, well-liked, and took great pleasure in helping others. James loved his family dearly and was a very loyal friend. In all that he did in life, he was held in great esteem for his integrity and honesty.
One of James’ passions in his retirement was creating art made of wood. He enjoyed working in the garden, growing flowers, and watching birds. James was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling with his wife. Other hobbies included fishing, water skiing, and snow skiing.
James will be greatly missed by many, especially by his wife, Sandy!
The family requests donations be made in his honor to American Cancer Society at https://donate.cancer.org.
Riemann Family Funeral Home, Long Beach, is serving the family.
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