Donald P. Weakley
20 November, 1932 – 6 February, 2020
Donald "Don" P. Weakley, age 87, of Spring, Texas passed away peacefully on Thursday February 6, 2020.
Don is survived by his wife of 70 years, Odessa Joann Weakley; his children, Donna and Phil Howson, Laurie and Bruce Hutto, Suzie and Jeff Nesbitt; grandchildren, Mike Howson, Greg and Elizabeth Howson, Sarah and Jake Nelson, Drew Hutto, Skyler and Robbie Maher and Emily Hutto; seven great-grandchildren, Brooks and Lauren Howson, Jack and Isabelle Howson, Jakson, Luke and Anna Claire Nelson; his sisters, Jerrie Creeden, Joyce Goff, Kitty Clemens; his brother, Gerry Weakley, and a large extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews that all love him dearly.
He was preceded in death by his twin sons, Larry Don and Gary Paul; parents, Paul Weakley, Bernice and Jimmy Ervin; his sister Helen Perry and his beloved brother Bobby Weakley.
Don was born November 20, 1932 in Galveston, Texas to Paul and Bernice Weakley. He didn't take long to find the love of his life, Joann, whom he married at the age of 17 on June 4, 1950 2 days after their High School Graduation from Ball High. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from June 1952 to 1956 during the Korean War. After the Navy he graduated from University of Houston in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Electronics.
Don, Joann and their three daughters moved to the North Houston subdivision of Inverness Forest in 1967, where he was an integral part of the community as the suburbs of Houston grew and expanded around them. In 1972 he started his own company, Don P. Weakley and Associates, which launched his impressive entrepreneurial career that would last the rest of his life.
A loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and patriarch of the Weakley family, he leaves behind a legacy of love, faith and loyalty that will continue for generations to come. Throughout his life, his most consistent quality was a commitment to be a strong support for as many people as he could. Everyone who had the pleasure of crossing paths with him, walked away with their lives changed forever.
He was known by his loved ones by many endearing names; Babe, Daddy, Grand-daddy, Grandpa, Papa Don, Uncle Don, Uncle Buddy, and he will truly be missed.
Services will be held Monday, February 10, 2020, at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, 13102 North Fwy, Houston, Texas, as follows:
Visitation at will begin at 10:00 AM. The Funeral Service at is 11:00 AM, with a graveside committal service to follow.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.earthmanresthavenfuneralhome.com for the Weakley family.
- Visitation Monday, 10 February , 2020
- Funeral Service Monday, 10 February , 2020
- Committal Service Monday, 10 February , 2020
Donald P. Weakley
10 February 2020
Don, or Brother Weakley to us youngsters, was my Primary boys Sunday School teacher. I remember him as a good teacher and like family to us. We always enjoyed going to his house when I was little. I was happy to see him on Sundays. I remember him as kind and fun to be with. It has probably been 40 years since I saw him last, at Lindale Assembly of God when I visited several times there in the late 70's. He is one of the people I really look forward to seeing in heaven.
9 February 2020
Bruce, Laurie, Joanne and family we are so very sorry of Don’s passing. Please know we are praying for strength and peace for the days ahead. Don had such a way of making everyone laugh with his stores and we enjoyed all of them! Especially him talking about making his CD, now he has wrote his story and can go make his final CD! And I do hope they have Bluebell ice cream...lol
Rest In Peace Don from all of us in South Georgia. We love y’all!
Stewart and Wanda Stanley
9 February 2020
Don & I, worked for FEMA during hurricane Sandy in New York. Don and I would team up together to visit our FEMA applicants. Don would tell people that he was my guide. He treated everyone very fair with FEMA funds.
He always told me stories about living in Galveston. Don was fun to work with, he showed me several (Shortcuts). He enjoyed Jessica going shopping with Joann in New York & Macy’s in downtown New York. Don was fun to work with, We will miss him. Willie Wisko
8 February 2020
JoAnn & Family, our hearts were saddened to hear about Don. We were remembering all the fun times we had through the years. Jan and I were talking this morning and she said "God has His hands full with the two of them up there with all their mischievous antics." Susie, I'm just going to say, remember the breadsticks!!!! We miss seeing all of you and know how heavy your hearts are right now but just know that God is with you and loves you. The scripture I hold on to since I lost my precious love is God's promise that He will NEVER leave us or forsake us. God is so faithful to us if we just put our trust and faith in Him. Sorry I can't be there Monday but know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
8 February 2020
What a great guy! My time of interaction was very limited, but I remember Jeff telling his Grandpa and I what a great guy he was and how much he enjoyed being with him. He will be greatly missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers (and the meaning of that is not as trite as it sounds.). My deepest sympathy, Raine Kenney