William (Bill) Brooks Weeks

William (Bill) Brooks Weeks, 65, of Livingston, was born September 23, 1942, in Zavalla, Texas, the son of the late Lila Mae (Stringer) and William Robert Weeks. He passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2008, in a Nacogdoches hospital.

Mr. Weeks was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He was retired from Texas Foundry, following more than 36 years of employment. He graduated as Valedictorian of Zavalla High School in 1961. He was the former Mayor, City Judge and Fire Chief of Zavalla, was a volunteer fireman, and a member of the VFW. He was a Zavalla Youth Basketball (LIttle Dribblers) coach and Zavalla Youth Baseball coach. Mr. Weeks served his country in the United States Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Weeks of Livingston; daughter and son-in-law, Monica and Jeffery Larrigan of Cypress; son and daughter-in-law, William Travis and Jennifer Weeks of Center; sons, Benny Bright, Roy Bright and Ted Bright, all of Livingston; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Evie Bright of Livingston; grandchildren, Ashley, Courtney C., Chris, Will, Roy Jr., James, Camdon and Courtney B.; brother and sister-in-law, Samuel Bronson (Bully) and Tina Weeks of Regan; brother, J. E. Weeks of Channelview; sisters, Blanch Lefler of Lufkin, Rebecca Pitre of Zavalla and Edna Cooper of Nederland; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Johnny Phillips of Zavalla, Frances and Rev. Coy Roach of Breckinridge and Rachel and Willis Brignac of Lake Charles; and a number of nieces, nephews and other family members.

Pallbearers will be Robert Jones, Kerry Cooper, Martin Jones, Wendell Phillips, Ernest Bryan and Delbert Jones.

Honorary pallbearers will be Omer Stanford and Mr. Weeks' nephews.

Services for Mr. Weeks will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2008, in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend M. H. Shubert and Reverend Coy Roach officiating. Interment will follow in the Zavalla Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.

Gipson Funeral Home; Philip Snead, director