Bobby John Weeks, age 71, passed from this world to Heaven’s glory on December 31, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Bobby was born on December 7, 1946, in Bowie, Texas, to Robert E. and Alta Weeks.
Bobby was an industrious individual who always thrived on working and serving others. He began work at the age of thirteen in the Hutson Café with his Aunt Viola Owen as her assistant.
Bobby graduated from Bowie High School, Bowie, Texas, in 1965 and Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas, in 1969. After serving briefly in the U.S. Army, he joined Dial Finance as a branch manager. In 1974, he joined the Hunter Insurance Agency and later purchased the agency creating the Weeks-Hunter Insurance Agency in Abilene, Texas, only retiring in February, 2017.
Bobby was a member of the Abilene Breakfast Optimist Club for over 20 years and served as Lt. Governor for the North Texas District Optimist International. Bobby was also a leader in his profession, having served as President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Abilene.
Bobby was very active in his church community; he was a longtime member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas, where he was ordained as a deacon and served many years in that capacity in the congregation, as well as, church treasurer. He was a member of Southwest Park Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas, also having served as a deacon and as chairman of the finance committee.
Bobby served as the treasurer of the Abilene Baptist Association for over ten years. He was honored as the Lay-Person of the Year by the Abilene Baptist Association in 2015. Bobby was truly a man with a giving, servant heart for the Lord’s ministry.
Bobby met the love of his life, Nancy Hunter, while a student at Hardin-Simmons University and while attending Immanuel Baptist Church. They were married on June 7, 1968. Bobby is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy Weeks; son, John Weeks and his wife, Wendy, and their daughters, Hayley, Whitney, and Courtney; daughter Sarah Fambrough and her husband, Chad, and their children, Micah and Hope. He is also survived by his sister, Lou Ellen Wilson of Alamogordo, NM, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert E. and Alta Weeks, and brother-in-law, Ken Wilson.
A very special thanks to Dr. Heaven and Dr. Robinson in Abilene, Texas, the doctors and staff at M.D. Anderson in Houston, Texas, and the wonderful nurses and staff on the Seventh Floor of the Parker Wing of Hendrick Hospital, in Abilene, Texas.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Friday, January 5th at Southwest Park Baptist Church. Rev. Mike Woodard and Dr. Scott Wilson will officiate. Burial will follow in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Abilene Baptist Association Social Ministries at 2058 Marshall Street, Abilene, Texas, 79605.
The family first began in the funeral business in 1933. The Hamil's legacy, beginning with the Elliott's to John and Jo Ann Hamil and now continuing with Robert and Karla Hamil, is to serve families in their time of need.