Aubry Lewis Weeks, beloved husband, father, brother, friend, and child of God, finished his walk on earth and passed into eternity surrounded by his loved ones on April 7, 2023.
Aubry was born on September 28, 1936, the fourth child of seven to Casker Ocean and Tressie Mae Weeks in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He grew up there, the son of a farmer, and he learned to plant, hunt, and fish – activities he enjoyed throughout his life, but he especially loved fishing.
Aubry has one living brother, James Weeks (wife Betty) of Mt. Pleasant, TN, and dozens of nieces and nephews. He married Sharon Harris in 1956. In 1959, they moved to Oklahoma City, and their love endured for 44 years until Sharon’s death on April 8, 2000. They had two daughters, Shelly (husband Keith) Dace of Piedmont, OK; and Kelly Diaz of Navarre, FL. Aubry has one granddaughter, Ashley (husband Luke) Rhodes, and one greatgranddaughter, Lucy Elizabeth Rhodes, of Oklahoma City; three grandsons, Kyle (wife Brooke) Dace of Oklahoma City; Keifer Turner of Pensacola, FL; and Specialist Kohlson Turner, US Army, stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY.
In 2004, Aubry married Sue Wilhite, and they shared a home and each other’s families for 11 years until Sue’s death in 2015. Aubry began working for Rockwell International in Bethany, OK in 1959 and continued with the company when Gulfstream Aerospace purchased the rights to Rockwell’s Aero Commander airplane designs in 1979. He was responsible for maintenance of the facilities and fabrication equipment at the upgraded plant that transformed the prop-driver airplane into a streamlined executive jet. He became a valued member of management, and after nearly 40 years in 1998, he retired in order to provide full-time care for Sharon after her breast cancer diagnosis.
In his later years, Aubry became a craftsman, first with wrought iron, which he shaped into plant stands, curtain rods, and ornate gates. When he decided to hang up his welding torch, he turned to woodworking, creating tables large and small and unique walking sticks from cedar, pine, and other woods, but his favorite was black walnut. He especially loved to make rustic live-edge pieces that he would often finish with a shiny lacquer that accentuated the beauty of the grain that he admired so much. It was in those later years that he met his dear friend and fellow craftsman, Tim Mackey, who was also a great help and source of inspiration for Aubry. Known to friends as a humble, genuine, and hospitable man, Aubry rarely met a stranger. His sweet greatgranddaughter called him “Great-Pop.” To his grandchildren, he was “Papa” or “Pop.” To his daughters, he was a strong and stoic patriarch, both stern and lenient and always fair. To both of his wives, he was a tender, faithful, and loving companion. He was accommodating and indulgent of Sharon’s adventurous love of nature and travel, and ever supportive of Sue’s love of gardening and entertaining family and friends. For both, he was a constant, devoted, and loving caregiver as each waged courageous battles against cancer.
As a lifelong member of the church of Christ, Aubry walked in the footsteps of Jesus and conferred upon his children and everyone he knew, his deep and abiding faith in God, in whom he now rests. Because of that faith, we know he is reunited with those who have gone before, and we find comfort in the assurance that we will see him again.
Date of Funeral
Visitation: Tuesday, April 11th from 1-8 PM at Buchanan Funeral Service. Family will be present from 6-8 PM.
Funeral Service: Wednesday, April 12th at 2 PM at Buchanan Funeral Service with burial to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park.