Mr. Charles Dixon Weeks passed away peacefully in his home on October 20, 2021 surrounded by his wife and children whom he loved dearly. He was 94 years old.
Funeral services for Mr. Weeks will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, October 25, 2021, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home and Cremations in Ozark with Reverend Tim Bates officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Ozark Monday from 9:30 A.M. until service time.
Charles was born April 12, 1927 to Atlee and Lucile Weeks. Charles joined the United States Navy at the age of 17 in 1944 toward the end of World War II. He spent a great deal of time in the Philippine Islands after which he received the Philippine Liberation Medal, a Bronze Star, and the Good Conduct Medal. At the end of World War II he was honorably discharged, and he re-enlisted for the Korean War in December of 1950. When asked about his time in the service, Charles often said, “I was protecting my country. I didn’t know this was such a great country until I visited others.” After his military service, Charles spent the rest of his career working in helicopter maintenance at Fort Rucker. Charles enjoyed many happy years in retirement spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He considered his family to be a tremendous blessing. He loved sharing stories about his time in the service and his many adventures traveling the world. For many years, Charles and his wife faithfully attended Southside Baptist Church of Ozark. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Atlee and Lucile; his late wife and mother of his children, Martha Ann Weeks; and one stepson, Sam Bridges and wife, Christy.
He is survived by his loving wife, Gayle B. Weeks; his brother, JL Weeks (Betty); his children, Sherry Watson (Raymond), Russell Weeks, and Shannon Burdeshaw; and stepchildren, Stanley Bridges (Michelle), and Gilbert Bridges (Theli), as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.