Robert S. Weathers
Robert Samuel Weathers died peacefully Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at the Masonic and Eastern Star Home Care Center. He was 81 years old.
His funeral will be held at Lindley Park Baptist Church in Greensboro, Friday, March 12, at noon. Interment will be at Eureka Presbyterian Church in Carthage at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13.
Robert was born Jan. 4, 1929, in Youngsville, to Mary Pearce Weathers and Robert Samuel Weathers Sr. He graduated from Franklinton High School and went on to Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Law School. He received his law degree in 1953.
On Valentine’s Day 1953, Robert married Betty Jo McCaskill, of Carthage and they made their home in Raleigh. They started a family and remained in Raleigh for 23 years. While there, Robert served in the Army Counter-Intelligence Corp. in 1954-55. He worked in the insurance industry and served for 10 years as an assistant attorney general for the N.C. Department of Justice. After relocating to Louisburg, Robert became an assistant district attorney in the 9th District. He was in private practice after retiring from state government. He and Jo then moved to the Masonic and Eastern Star Home in Greensboro where they have resided for 13 years.
For 50 years Robert belonged to the Masonic Order. He was a 32 degree Mason and a member of the American Legion, N.C. Bar Association and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. While a member of St John’s Baptist Church in Raleigh, he served in various capacities, but truly enjoyed singing in the choir. He was a member of Louisburg Baptist Church as well.
Robert is survived by his wife, Betty Jo McCaskill Weathers, of Greensboro; son, W. Samuel Weathers and wife, Nancy, of Cary, N.C.; daughter Joanna W. Smothers and husband, Rick, of Raleigh; four grandchildren, Audrey Whitmeyer-Weathers, Thomas Whitmeyer-Weathers, Erin M. Smothers and Sara R. Smothers; sister, Dorothy W. Austin and husband, Pete, of Matthews; brothers, Willis P. Weathers and wife, Jean, of Concord, and James A. Weathers, of Louisburg; special cousin, J.W. Weathers and wife, Betty, of Youngsville; seven nephews, 10 nieces and many cousins. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Frances Austin, and her husband, Henry; sister-in-law, Joyce K Weathers, and nephew, James A. Weathers Jr.
Robert was known to be a serious man about justice and the law. He put a lot of thought, time and heart into his work. He will be remembered most fondly, however, for his funny stories and his willingness to do something unexpected to make people laugh.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro or charity of choice.
Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel in Greensboro is serving the family and condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com.