John Reed Weeks, 85, of Pomeroy, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at home following a long illness. He was born on August 4, 1927, in Pomeroy son of the late Eldon E. and Agnes M. Weeks. He was a graduate of Pomeroy High School and attended Ohio University.
A loving husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Barbara A. “Scholl” Weeks; a son, Tom (Linda) Weeks of Dublin, Ohio; a daughter, Mary Beth (James) Horne of Obetz, Ohio; and four wonderful grandsons, John Christopher Horne, Joseph Reed Weeks, Matthew Horne and Jason Horne. An aunt, Rachel Jennings of Pomeroy, also survives him.
Mr. Weeks was a veteran of the United States Navy and served in the Pacific Theatre in World War II and in the Korean Conflict with the Seabees. He worked for the Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric Company for 30 years and was the Southern Division Manager upon his retirement. During his career there, he was a member and past president of the Columbus Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
He was a longtime member and past Commander of the Drew Webster Post #39 of the American Legion and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the Paramuthia Lodge #25 F. & A.M. of Athens. He was a member of the Trinity Congregational Church of Pomeroy.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, October 19, at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home, with a memorial service officiated by Pastor Thomas Johnson to be held at 1 p.m. A private burial will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio.
A registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.