In Loving Memory Ron D. Weeks March 28, 1943 – November 2, 2016
Ronald Dean Weeks, Sr. was born March 28, 1943 in Greeley, Colorado. Ron passed away November 2, 2016 in Gulfport, Mississippi. Ron is survived by his wife of 53 years, Julia Ann McMahan Weeks, aka Pearl; his son, Dr. Ronald Dean Weeks, Jr., aka Sonny, of Apex, NC; his sister, Laurel Ann Miner Brown (Mark, aka Feinstein), of Centennial, CO; his grandchildren, Anthony Jazz Weeks, aka Pal, and Jessica Alexandra Weeks, aka Button, of Apex, NC; his brother-in-law, Clifford Fitzsimmons, aka Yoshi (Erva), of Jim Thorpe, PA; his nephews, Patrick Fitzsimmons, Mike Fitzsimmons, Dan Fitzsimmons, Jim Weeks, Jr., aka Joe, Christopher Hodge, aka The Wind; and his nieces, Pamela Sue Fitzsimmons Fernandez, Vicky Jo Fitzsimmons McCarthy, Katherine Lauren Hodge Piel, and Caroline Deanne Hodge Williams. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Babe Nogo, his daughter, Sandra Deanne Weeks, aka Wuzzy, his brother, James Edward Weeks, Sr., and his mother, Esther Brethauer Miner. Ron lived in Colorado, Idaho, Germany, Nevada, and Mississippi. He was last employed as a Security Supervisor at the Specialized Treatment Facility, a Mississippi Department of Mental Health Agency, in Gulfport. Ron, aka Captain Ron, had more than 40 years of experience in the gaming industry. He worked as a supervisor at the Nevada Youth Training Center, and had been a member of the Sheriff’s Posse in Elko, Nevada. He was a self-taught musician, whose voice and talent brought much joy to his family and friends and others who were blessed to hear him play his guitar and sing. Ron loved music that tells a story. He was a member of the musical group, The Hillside Jammers, volunteering his musical talents in the community – at church, a nursing home, and a benefit for the disabled. He loved history, particularly World War II history. Ron loved war board games and played many hours with his son, Ron, Jr. and spent many great years playing WWII video games with his grandson, Anthony. He loved cars and building models. He was a talented caricature artist. Ron was an avid rider and lover of motorcycles, having customized a Harley Davidson Sportster and a Triumph TR6. He was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association for many years. Ron possessed an incredible wit. He was a tireless worker. He was greatly loved and highly respected by everyone who knew him. Ron’s favorite phrase was, “It’s a honey,” and he was, He will be greatly missed by many.
Ron was baptized in April, 1991, at First Baptist Church of Elko, NV. Several years later he became a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church in Spring Creek, NV. Ronâ€™s favorite song was Just as I am, sung by Johnny Cash:
Just as I am without one plea but that Thy blood was shed for me And that Thou bid'st me come to Thee Oh Lamb of God I come I come Just as I am and waiting not To rid my soul of one dark blot To Thee who's blood can cleanse each spot Oh lamb of God I come I come Just as I am Lord Thou tossed about With many a conflict and many a doubt Fighting fears within and without Oh Lamb of God I come I come Just as I am Thou wilt receive Will dwell come pardon cleanse relieve Because Thy promise I believe Oh Lamb of God I come I come
2 CORINTHIANS 5:1 For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heaven. 2 CORINTHIANS 5:1