Posted: Monday, November 10, 2008 2:37 pm
The Messenger. 11.10.08 Lexie Parks Weaks, 86, of Nashville, formerly of South Fulton, died Nov. 7, 2008, at his home. A memorial service is planned for 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fulton. A private entombment will be held at Fairview Mausoleum. Friends may call at the parish hall of the church Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The family requests that memorials be made to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Vanderbilt Gift Processing Office, PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240-7727; to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203; or to the charity of the donor’s choice. He was born July 23, 1922, in Fulton, son of the late Leslie Hunter and Carmen (Parks) Weaks. He was a descendant of several prominent West Ken-tucky and West Tennessee families and was a graduate of the Webb School in Bell Buckle and of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He enlisted in the Army Specialized Training Program while a student at Vanderbilt and was sent overseas with the 103rd Infantry Division in 1943, serving in France and Germany, where he was assigned to a front line rifle company. He was wounded in action in 1944 at Steige, Germany, and received the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and combat infantry medals. He returned to Vanderbilt and earned his degree in 1947. Weaks, a landowner and retired businessman, served 32 years as a member of the board of directors of City National Bank in Fulton and as vice president of the bank. He had also been a member of the board of directors of Atlanta Oak Flooring Co., Atlanta Plywood and Lumber Co. and McMinnville Manufacturing Co. He had been the co-owner of the former P.H. Weaks Department Store in Fulton, a well-known local business, for many years. He was a member of Jackson Purchase Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and of the English Speaking Union. He was also a long-time member of Trinity Episcopal Church, serving as senior warden several times, and he had been a lay reader for many years. He had been a member of the Fulton City Board of Education, the Chamber of Commerce and the Fulton Library Board and had also been a member of the board of directors of Fulton Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife, Betty (Clark) Weaks; three daughters and sons-in-law, Carmen and Leland Moore of Mobile, Ala., Mariana and Henry Richardson of Nashville and Caroline and John Cramer of Lexington, Ky.; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Leland Thompson Moore Jr. and his wife, Lucy Moore, and English Parks and Andrea Moore, all of Mobile, Ala., Mariana Curry Moore of Birmingham, Ala., Caroline Priestly Richardson of Boston, Hildegard Hunter Richardson of Nashville, Clark Johnston Cramer IV of Savannah, Ga., and Alexander Parks Cramer of Lexington, Ky.; and five great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Leslie Hunter Weaks. Online tributes may be left at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.