Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

109 Broad Street, Martinsville, VA


Francis McBride Weatherford

June 25, 1929February 8, 2020

Francis McBride (Pete) Weatherford, 90, of Martinsville, passed away, Saturday, February 8, 2020. He was born June 25, 1929 to William A. Weatherford and Burnell McBride Weatherford. Pete served in the Army in Germany, from 1951 to 1953 and was retired from DuPont. He was an avid NASCAR fan and also enjoyed cooking and gardening. He was a member of Starling Avenue Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Earles Weatherford in 2004.

Pete is survived by his niece, Sarah C. Fain and husband, William; his nephew, Clay Campbell; great nieces and nephews, William Campbell Fain, William Clay Campbell, II, Mary Dorothy Fain Lyne and husband, Will and Alayna Jane Campbell; special friends, Dora Bennett, Debbie, and Ronnie Young and Regina Tatum.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville with Pastors Brian and Ashley Harrington officiating.

The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. prior to the service.

Entombment, with military honors, will be in the Roselawn Mausoleum

Memorials may be made to Starling Avenue Baptist Church 932 Starling Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112.

Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home. To express condolences online, please visit www.collinsmckeestonemartinsville.com.


  • William A. Weatherford, Father (deceased)
  • Burnell McBride Weatherford, Mother (deceased)
  • Mary Earles Weatherford, Wife (deceased)
  • Sarah C. Fain, Niece
  • William Fain, Sara's Husband
  • Clay Campbell, Nephew
  • William Campbell Fain, Great-Nephew
  • William Clay Campbell, II, Great-Nephew
  • Mary Dorothy Fain Lyne, Great-Niece
  • Will Lyne, Mary Dorothy's Husband
  • Alayna Jane Campbell, Great-Niece
  • Dora Bennett, Friend
  • Regina Tatum, Friend
  • Debbie and Ronnie Young, Friends

  • David Davis, Active
  • Billy Moore, Active
  • Garland Painter, Active
  • Jeff Stegall, Active
  • Tommy Wells, Active
  • Henry Williams, Active

  • Starling Avenue Baptist Church, 932 Starling Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 18, 2020


Francis McBride Weatherford

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Heather G

February 10, 2020

Thank you Mr. Pete for letting me take care of you! R.I.P. Mr. Pete and my prayers are with the family! I will remember your songs and them blue eyes! Still “Everybody Loves Pete”💙