Born: November 26, 1941 - Deceased: June 16, 2019
Will(ie) Morgan Weeks, Jr., 77, passed away at home on June 16, 2019.
Will was the son of Willie MORGAN Weeks, Sr., and Helen Sweeney Weeks of Pekin, IL who predeceased him. Will enjoyed a full career in the Air Force, flying planes of all sizes, and especially enjoyed his time in Special Operations working with the CIA. A Vietnam Veteran, Will’s time flying with Agent Orange on board left a chemical imprint that would haunt him in his later years. His second career in Real Estate investing taught him a great deal about what was really important in life.
Will’s true joy in life was his family. His wife of 40 years, Julia, his children Todd Weeks (Stephanie Fishel), Shannon Campagna (Scott) and Stephanie Kraus (Al) taught him the meaning of unconditional love. His grandchildren, Trey, Ashlyn, Garrett, Calli and Brenna Campagna, Olivia, Harper and Will Kraus were his pride, and brought him much joy, because they gave him permission to be the big kid that he was. His sister, Judy Taylor, survives and his angel, Kelsey Lee Campagna preceeded him in death.
Will’s time spent with his church family, especially the youth, allowed him to share the “Bible according to Will” which endeared him to many, especially the younger ones. He was a funny, witty, intelligent conversationalist whose passion for knowledge made more than one person scratch their heads. His fur babies were his constant companions. A good and faithful servant to his God, his family and friends, he leaves a void that all feel.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church Youth Ministry or Belleville Area Humane Society.
Visitation: Visitation from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Saturday, July 6, 2019 at First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, July 6, 2019 at First United Presbyterian Church with Pastor Rob Dyer officiating.
We so loved this dear man and his family. We were so fortunate to have him as a neighbor and friend. He was so funny and always had a great joke or story to share. He adored his family and they adored him. I loved to watch the fun in Will’s backyard when all the kids and grandkids would visit. Will was the biggest kid of all. Our deepest sympathy to his dear wife, family and fur babies. Heaven has just gained a new comedian!
I am so sorry for your loss! I know he was such an important part of your family and his extended family !
I am at such a loss of words as I sit and write this with tears streaming down my face. Will was such a dear friend of ours thru the years. We have sweet precious memories of our lake weekends, long lazy days, crazy conversations and countless belly laughs. Watching our girls grow up, learning to swim and ski; Will was such a patient man. God took one of the best. Our hearts and much love go out to you, Julia and Stephanie. May God wrap his arms around you, protect you, and help your hearts to heal. Love, Bud and Lynn
I am so sorry to hear this. I enjoyed waiting on you and Will at the bank many years ago. What a great Godly man. May Hod wrap His loving arms around you and hold you close.
I am just so very sorry for your loss to the whole family all the way down to grandbabies and little dog. He was a wonderful man with many accolades. He will be missed for many years to come. Pray all of those close to him will find peace and joy in his memories. Love to all.
I will always remember Will for his great sense of humor and his great wit! His intelligence was something that always amazed me. I often thought that each conversation with my dear friend was truly a learning experience. My Air Force experience with Will at Scott AFB is something I will always treasure! Never a dull moment when Will was in the office, Julia, you and his family were such a great blessing to him. I know he was very greatful for the support you gave him. Even in the last days of his life, he maintained an upbeat attitude. You will be greatly missed my friend. With love and prayers. Donna and Jack Mobley
I’m so sorry. Prayers to you and your family. My best memories were when Will could come home from the Air Force for a family get-together back in the 60’s. Will was always my Hero.
I was so sorry to hear about Willie. Please accept my condolences. I went to college with Judy and was in her wedding! I met Willie and Judy talked of him often!
I am deeply saddened by your loss, please accept my condolences.