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Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors

5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, TX

OBITUARY

William "Bill" Zachary Weems Jr.

July 30, 1944June 9, 2020
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William Zachary (“W.Z.” or “Bill”) Weems, Jr., 75, died peacefully in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at his home in Nacogdoches, where he spent his final days surrounded by his close family.

Born in Houston, Texas, on July 30, 1944, to the late Lieutenant W.Z. Weems and Dorothy Cooper Weems, Bill grew up moving frequently, attending high school at Hillcrest High School in Dallas, and graduating from Buchtel High School in Akron, Ohio, in 1962, where he was a competitive swimmer and active in Junior ROTC and Boy Scouts, earning his Eagle Scout at just 16.

Bill attended The Ohio State University and transferred to Texas Tech University in Lubbock where he graduated with a Finance undergraduate degree in 1968 and then law school in Texas Tech’s second graduating class of Juris Doctorates in 1971. While an undergrad at Tech Bill roomed with the late Tom Halbert of Milam, Texas, and Bill married Tom’s big sister Suzy on his 22nd birthday in 1966, a decision he called the very best and “most fortunate” of his life. Following law school, Bill served in the U. S. Army in Fort Knox, Kentucky, and then moved to East Texas where he opened law offices and title companies serving Sabine and San Augustine Counties. After joining his father for a stint in the tire business, Bill returned to East Texas to practice law in Nacogdoches, San Augustine and Sabine Counties until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Mary Kate “Suzy” Halbert Weems of Nacogdoches; Daughter Lori of Florida; Sons Jon and wife Amber of Marble Falls, Zac and wife Becky of Nacogdoches, and Rob of Midland; Grandchildren, Lexi, Max, Morgan, Mia, Carlie and Natalie; brother Craig and wife Pamela of Cedar Park, sister Barbara and husband Walt of Dallas; his favorite Aunt Marcie; and many nieces and nephews.

Bill loved golfing, farming, fishing, hunting, eating, travelling, living and -- most of all -- just being with his beloved family who he left with so many precious memories of laughter, love, and life. Bill’s children love and remember him proudly and gratefully for his integrity, honesty, humor, humility and character and his infectious love for the people of his East Texas home. His grandchildren also will always love and remember their “Cockle” and have promised to take care of Suzy, Lori, Jon, Amber, Zac, Becky, Rob, each other and his beloved surviving service dog Buster.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions Bill’s honor to Rotary International or the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation or your local church.

Visitation will be held at Cason-Monk Funeral Home in Nacogdoches from 4 to 6 PM on Thursday evening, June 11, 2020, with graveside services to follow at Halbert Cemetery in Milam, Friday morning at 10 AM.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Don Tucker, Richard Ahrens, Dillard Tinsley, Ricky Brown, and David Price.

Funeral Arrangements under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife of 54 years Mary Kate “Suzy” Halbert Weems of Nacogdoches; Daughter Lori of Florida; Sons Jon and wife Amber of Marble Falls, Zac and wife Becky of Nacogdoches, and Rob of Midland; Grandchildren, Lexi, Max, Morgan, Mia, Carlie and Natalie; brother Craig and wife Pamela of Cedar Park, sister Barbara and husband Walt of Dallas; his favorite Aunt Marcie; and many nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Don Tucker, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Richard Ahrens, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dillard Tinsley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Price, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ricky Brown, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 11, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, June 12, 2020

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Pamela Sands

June 15, 2020

Lori and family,
May Father Mother God comfort you, and give you peace at this time. May you know that friends and family are embracing you in prayer.

And so it is,
Pamela Sands

Ashley Hill

June 10, 2020

Dear Weems Family,

I am very sorry for your loss. I have many great memories of your father from Boy Scouts. Often I think of your Dad’s stories that he told while we were canoeing in Canada. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Sincerely,
Ashley Hill and Family

Ira Lawson III

June 10, 2020

To Suzi and the family,
Please accept our condolences and prayers during this time. I have many fond memories of Bill and you during our time together in Rotary .
Bill exemplified “Service above Self” and he will be dearly missed. We pray that God’s Grace and Peace will be with all of you during this time.
Ira and Elaine

Doris Fuller-Butler

June 10, 2020

I am so so saddened to hear this. I worked for Bill Weems for several years in his Sabine, San Augustine and Nacogdoches Title Plants. I have always thought a lot of Mr & Mrs Weems, and their family. Bill taught me a lot. I will always cherish memories of him. My sincerest condolences to the Weems family. This really breaks my heart.

Camille Smith

June 10, 2020

Dearest Lori and family,

Lynn and I are thinking about you and the loss of your dad. I know that he has been sick for a while so his death was probably not unexpected but that doesn't change your feelings especially when you lose a parent. We are holding you in our thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Lynn and Camille Smith

Ange and Lewis Blackwood

June 10, 2020

Our dearest Jon, Amber, Morgan and Natalie, you are all in our thoughts and hearts in this time of loss. May you celebrate Bill’s life with your family and loved ones and cherish the memories forever. We are very grateful that you have come into our lives and look forward to spending time with you again soon. Lots of love and light from your Kiwis in Oz xo

Claudine Vance

June 10, 2020

My condolences to the family. Mr Weems was my lawyer in 1982 and was very helpful when my Mother died . I remember going to his office in Hemphill and told him the bank would not let me in my Mother’s safe deposit box. He got up and said, “ let’s go to the bank”. Long story short, I got into the box. Again, may God give each peace and comfort.

Claudine Vance
Hemphill, Tx

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