Jasper Wellons (Jay) Weathers, Jr.
Jun 28, 1930 – Jan 17, 2017
Jasper Wellons (Jay) Weathers, Jr. of Youngsville passed away on January 17, 2017 following a period of declining health. He was the only son of the late Jasper Wellons Weathers, Sr. and Ursula Boyd Weathers, of Youngsville. He was predeceased by his only sister, Ida Mae Weathers Johnson and brother-in-law Henry C. Johnson, of Winston-Salem.
Jay was a graduate of Youngsville High School and North Carolina State University where he was an active member of the ROTC. He was the retired owner of Weathers Grocery and Farm Supply, Weathers Mobile Milling of Youngsville, and Co-Owner of Weathers and Harris Mobile Milling, Inc., of Oxford. In his retirement years, he became interested in real estate and later joined the staff at the Louisburg Post Office.
Jay loved his hometown and was held in high esteem by its citizens. He was often described as a “Prince of a Fellow” whose kindness and goodness were revealed time and time again. Jay believed in giving back and in so doing he served both Youngsville and Franklin County well. In Franklin County, Jay was appointed to the County Economic Development Commission and served several terms. He was appointed and served a six-year term on the Franklin County Industrial Facilities and Pollution Control Financing Authority. Jay was also a Licensed Pilot. Following flying lessons and a solo flight, he enjoyed flying over his hometown and down to the coast.
Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, January 21, 2017 at Youngsville Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Stratton and the Rev. Dale Lawrence officiating. Burial followed in Youngsville Cemetery.
Jay was a loving and devoted husband for 63 years to his wife, Betty Evans Weathers, who survives him. He is also survived by two nieces and one nephew, Nancy Johnson, Kathy March (Eric), and Hank Johnson (Bridgette); two treasured sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law (on his wife’s side) Alice Evans Steed (Benjie), Lelia Evans Tate and James C. Tate; three nephews (on his wife’s side) Rusty Forrest (Joy), Jimmy Forrest (Carol), Steven Tate (Charlotte); and extended “family”, Mitzie Tharrington Barnette (Russ), Ricky Tharrington (Hope), Gary Tharrington (Dorothy).
Memorial contributions may be made to Youngsville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 297, Youngsville, NC 27596 or to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Pallbearers were Ricky Tharrington, Gary Tharrington, Russ Barnette, Al DePorter, Ford Perry, Buddy Teel, Jim Moss, and Charles Green, Jr.
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center. (919) 556-5811