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William Carroll Weeks

March 13, 1934February 11, 2021

William (“Bill”, “Billy”, “Coach”) Carroll Weeks, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away February 11, 2021. He was born to the late William Carroll and Ann Johnson Weeks, of Henderson, Tennessee, on March 13, 1934. Bill graduated from Millington Central High School. When he began his coaching career, he was no stranger to the football or baseball fields, having spent three years at the University of Tennessee - Martin on a football scholarship and two years at Memphis State University where he played baseball. At Memphis State University, where he was a Sigma Chi member, he completed undergraduate studies as well as a master’s degree in High School Administration and Supervision. During his 39-year tenure of helping students realize both their physical and mental potentials, he coached football, basketball, baseball, and golf and taught economics, physical education, and health and wellness. Bill, kind and caring, loved people, and people loved him. A quiet, humble man with a lovable sense of humor is the way former students and colleagues described Coach Bill Weeks. His treasured memories were playing golf at Windyke Country Club, dancing, and enjoying family and friends. He met his wife, Virginia Cox Weeks, at a teachers’ in-service meeting. They were married 57 years. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 106 Walnut Street, Collierville, Tennessee 38017 or Page Robbins Adult Day Center, 1961 South Houston Levee Road, Collierville, Tennessee 38017. A memorial service will be held, later this year.

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Penny Glover

February 20, 2021

Condolences from the Class of 1961 at Millington Central High School. I remember a big argument I had with Coach Weeks in World History about what an alchemist is/was. I think we were both right. My parents thought well of him also.

Ed Quenichet

February 18, 2021

He was a very memorable guy. I think of all the Germantown faculty he was my favorite.

Jurey Howard

February 17, 2021

I went out for football in the spring of my tenth grade year. Started out playing running back. We scrimmaged the MUS owls at the end of spring practice; and, since I did not think I would play I skipped the scrimmage. Chuck Hall and I took our rifles and went out into the woods of Greentrees before it was developed. A couple of owls did not hear us coming, and we shot one of them. That night Coach Weeks called me up to inquire why I had missed the scrimmage. Evidently, they wanted me to play against MUS. I told him I had gone hunting and shot an owl. He thought I was being a smart ass because the owl was MUS's mascot. I'm not sure he ever believed that I was telling the truth. But, I had to run two 100 yard grass drills at the next practice. The next season I ended up being the meat-head quarterback going against the 1st string defense every day in practice. Coach Weeks called all the plays. RIP Coach Weeks. I am a better person for having had you as a coach! BTW, I finished that novel. Wished I had gotten it in your hands before you passed!

Pam Ott

February 16, 2021

Virginia, so sorry to hear about your loss. My Lisa had great memories of Mr. Weeks. I remember you with great admiration. So sorry for your loss, Pam Ott

Tim Tyree

February 16, 2021

I played football and baseball for Coach Weeks from '71-'75 at Germantown HS. He was like a 2nd father to me, with his encouragement and firm voice, lol! I loved playing for him! RIP Coach! Prayers for the family during this time. ❤️

Robin White

February 14, 2021

I loved it when "Mr . Weeks" would stop by my 4th grade class to wave at us and his new wife, "Mrs. Weeks." And to later reunite at Germantown High School where my husband did his student-teaching under Coach Weeks was just extra fun! Lots of great memories. We'll miss you, Billy. We love you, Virginia! Our sympathy and prayers are with you.
Charlie and Robin (Castleman) White

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