Charles R. “Chuck” Weeks
Submitted by Edgar on Tue, 2014-05-27 11:32
Charles Roland “Chuck” Weeks, 34, of Jena, and a native of Calvin, entered eternal rest on Thursday, May 22, 2014, in a Shreveport hospital following a brief illness. He was born October 19, 1979 and raised in the Village
of Calvin, located in Winn Parish. Since 2011, Chuck has resided in Jena, where he was employed by the law firm of Wilson and Wilson. Chuck earned his Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center in Baton
Rouge. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. While attending NSU, he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the Catholic Student Organization. Chuck’s formative education was received from Calvin High School where he graduated in 1997. He received many honors throughout his high school career, which included All-State Basketball and
All-State Baseball awards. He had the honor and privilege of serving on two Louisiana high school leadership executive councils during his senior year: treasurer of the Louisiana Association of the National FFA organization, and District III Vice President of the Louisiana Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America. Before attending law school, he was employed by Sabine Parish School Board as an athletic director, which
included serving as the head basketball coach for boys and girls, and head track coach at Ebarb High School. He was employed by the Winn Parish School Board where he taught Louisiana History, American
History, coached football, boys’ basketball, and softball at Winnfield Middle School, along with being the social studies club sponsor. He formed special bonds with faculty, staff, and students during his tenure at these educational institutions. Chuck was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Winnfield. He enjoyed serving his community as a Dixie Youth umpire during his high school and college days. Additionally, he gave to the youth in the community by umpiring during the summer while employed as a teacher. His hobbies included playing basketball, baseball, hunting, and fishing, but his true passion was golf. He spent almost every available moment on the golf course competing with his fellow golf buddies. A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 24, in the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception with Fathers John O’Brien, Christian
Ogbona, and Thomas Paul officiating. Interment followed in the Bethlehem Cemetery near Calvin under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Sadie and Berneice Weeks of Calvin; maternal grandparents, Jake and Janie Procell of Ebarb; extended grandfather, Denvor H. “Benny” Martin of Calvin; uncles, Charles Roland Weeks, Bill Johnston and Gerald Fredrick Procell.
Survivors include his parents, Vernon and Vickie Weeks of Calvin; one sister, Christin Weeks Page and husband Victor Lee of Winnfield; nephew, Daniel Luke Page, and nieces, Elizabeth Jane Page and Catherine Ann Page; his extended grandmother, Minnie Martin, as well as aunts and uncles, Rebecca Procell, Merle Ferrant and husband Wayne, Edgar Procell and wife Karla, Donna Martinez and husband Mark, Maxine Pharr and husband William; and a number of cousins. Chuck was blessed to have had many close friends during his lifetime. Pallbearers were Kevin Bacle, Chase Bartlett, Kyle Carter, Trai Ford, Justin Keiffer, Brandon Knotts, Adam Mercer, Victor Page, and Chad Smith. Honorary pallbearers were the Brothers of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, John Robert Crain, Cole Garrett, Chase Hemperly, Kyle Horn, Micah Hubbard, David Lee Huckaby, Matthew Kelley, Justin Mills, Sam Nelson, Michael Pickett, Matthew Shelton, and Jamie Taylor.
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