Weeks, John Mildridge

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John Mildridge Weeks, age 81 of Floyd, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 5, 2024. He was born on October 11, 1942 to the late Julian and Minnie Hylton Weeks. He is preceded in death by the love of his life, Charlotte “Sue” Weeks.

In 1956 at the age of 14, he started his first job at Floyd Tire Shop recapping tires. Later he became co-owner which later led to him becoming the owner of Floyd Tire Center. Being the owner, he built a lot of trust with his customers over the years; they knew they could depend on him to pump their gas, clean their windshield, fix a flat tire, and change their oil. He was often called “The Tire Man.”

He is survived by two loving and devoted daughters, Wanda McAlexander (Steve) and Lorie Miracle (Mark); five grandchildren, Ashlee Stevens (Anthony), Kayla Burleson (CJ), Joshua McAlexander (Kendra), Adam Miracle, and Jamison Miracle; nine great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Albert Weeks (Janet); sisters, Alberta Weeks, Pauline Repass, and Peggy Howell; several nieces and nephews; neighbors he considered family; and special friend, Dennis Sowers.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2024 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow in the Jacksonville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from Noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Floyd County Rescue Squad, PO Box 257, Floyd, VA 24091 or to the Floyd County Fire Department, PO Box 33, Floyd, VA 24091.