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George Edward Weekley

July 25, 1934 ~ April 30, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old


George Edward Weekley, of Cibolo, Texas, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2023, at the age of 88. He died peacefully, surrounded by family.

George was born on July 25, 1934, in Park Rapids, Minnesota to Belinda (Peeler) and Vern Lynn Weekley. Life on the farm was lean; George often quoted his father’s favorite saying— “Eat all you can while you are away from home,” because, with so many children, the pickins at home were slim. He enjoyed working with the animals and fondly recalled loading up his sheep or cattle and hauling them to town to show at the county fair.

George enlisted in the Air Force during his senior year of high school. His love for the military, and especially airplanes, was lifelong. He was stationed at Randolph A.F.B. early in his career, where he met and married his first wife, Lucille Jonas. They had four children together. George was assigned to several bases but spent most of his time at Travis A.F.B. in California, serving during the Vietnam war. It was his honor to be part of the crew that flew the first mission to Hanoi to retrieve the remains of fallen soldiers. While he proudly received several commendations, he rarely spoke of his experiences during that time.

He made a career serving in the Air Force, retiring at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant after 28 years. It was in the military that he became interested in a hobby that eventually became his second career, clock repair. He collected old clocks, repaired, and cleaned them—the chemicals used often running the rest of the family out of the house! He earned an associate's degree in Business and opened a clock shop named A Matter of Time, operating it until his failing eyesight prevented him from doing the intricate work.

He married Isabel Brosi on June 17, 2008. He attempted to settle into retirement, where they spent lots of time with close friends and family, and regularly attended Community Bible Church. He was heavily involved with the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation, where he was part of the flight staff for the Douglas C-54 (the Spirit of Freedom) and chief engineering advisor for the restoration of the Boeing C-97. He once said if he ever did retire, he would like to go to the Smithsonian Exhibit of Time and Navigation—because he really liked clocks, and he really loved airplanes.

That love for airplanes led him to launch a third career. He started his business,  Fly “W”ing, teaching test prep courses and administering tests for airplane mechanic licensing. He found this venture to be especially fulfilling, determined that teaching would be what he would do until he died. And he did.

George is survived by his wife, Isabel, his children; Suzette and husband Charles Saur, Risa Culpepper, Melanie and husband Rick Boshart, William Brosi, Joseph Brosi, Frances and husband Stefan Brunner, his grandchildren; Elise, Kimberly, Curt, Korey, Clay, Benjamin, Matthew, Natalie, Stephen, Ashton, Collin, Charlotte, Saffron, Cinnamon, and Sage, and several great-grandchildren, one brother, Ben Weekley and wife Cindy, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son Steven Weekley, grandson Christopher Culpepper, his parents; Vern and Belinda Weekley, his brothers; William (Pat) Weekley, David Weekley, Deane Weekley, Leslie Weekley, and Boyd Eugene Weekley, and his sisters; Donna Holmes, and Katherine (Katy) Hochstatter.

A Memorial Service will be held at Schertz Funeral Home and Crematory, 2217 F.M. 3009, Schertz, TX, on May 16, 2023. Visitation and reception will begin at 11:30am, the service at 12:30pm. We will travel to Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery for interment with full military honors to begin at 2:15pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to:

Tunnels to Towers, an organization that provides mortgage-free homes to catastrophically injured veterans and first responders and their families. (t2t.org)

Honor Flights Network, whose mission it is “to celebrate America’s veterans by inviting them to share in a day of honor at our nation’s memorials.” They organize flights from around the country to Washington DC for veterans from WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam war, and veterans of any service era who are critically ill. (honorflights.org)

The Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation. Their Mission is to acquire several aircraft used in the great event and create "Flying Memorials and Classrooms" with the purpose of educating the public about this pivotal, yet forgotten, event in world history. (www.spiritoffreedom.org)

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


May 16, 2023

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Schertz Funeral Home and Crematory
2217 FM 3009
Schertz, TX 78154

Funeral Service
May 16, 2023

12:30 PM
Schertz Funeral Home and Crematory
2217 FM 3009
Schertz, TX 78154

May 16, 2023

2:15 PM
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, TX 78209


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