Robert M. (Bob) Weakley was taken from us too soon after a
very brief illness on March 26, 2016. He was born in
Louisville, Kentucky to parents L.M. Weakley and Ruby
(Pottinger) Weakley. His family moved to West Palm Beach in
early 1952, having relatives here since 1911. Bob attended
local schools in his early years and played Little League.
When he was a kid, he had his baseball signed by a young
Hank Aaron. He remained a lifelong baseball fan.
High School years were at Berry Academy in Georgia, where
he worked on campus to help pay his tuition. Bob felt his
years at Berry had a profound and positive effect on him as a
person. He attended reunions and stayed connected with
The Air Force was Bob's next step. He was stationed in
Germany, Montana, and a tour of duty in Vietnam. This was
followed by a thirty-three year career in law enforcement
beginning with Palm Beach Police Department and retiring
from Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
Bob earned his pilot's license and worked in the Sheriff's
Aviation Unit. Flying was also a personal enjoyment for him.
He was elated to pilot a plane in the Outback of Australia. He
enjoyed travel with his family and planned the best trips; the
first one was the original "Vacation".
Never one to be idle, Bob was always building, repairing,
helping someone or working on an issue. Bob loved animals
and always had pets. He had a circle of friends of many
years and caring newer friends, who were there for him and
are here for us now.
Bob is loved and missed by his wife, Kathleen and
daughters, Kathe and Dina Lang, who are so grateful that he
was such a special part of their lives. He is also survived by a
sister, Cherry Staab (Bob) and nieces, Leslie Schultz (Rick)
and Carole Baldwin (Kevin) and their families in Ohio.
Kathleen, Kathe and Dina express appreciation to each of
you for your cards, calls and expressions of sympathy. A
casual Celebration of Bob's Life will be held on Saturday,
April 30th at 11:00AM at the First Presbyterian Church of
North Palm Beach, Fellowship Hall, 717 Prosperity Farms
|Courtesy of The Palm Beach Post