John Elmo Weas

February 17, 1934 – December 20, 2018

John Elmo Weas, age 84, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018.  John was a loving husband who was married to the love of his life, Cookie, for 55 years.  His children were his pride and joy, as anyone he spoke with well knew.  He loved to read & had a wealth of knowledge that he willingly shared with everyone he met.  John dedicated his life as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1963.  He also worked for Alabama Power for 32 years.  John was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Weas & Lucille “Lucy” Nelson and brother, Tom Weas.  He is survived by his wife, Evelyn “Cookie” Gottier Weas; sons, David Bunn (Brenda) of Centerburg, Ohio and Chris Weas (Elizabeth) of Mountain Brook, Alabama; daughter Ashlee Weas Smith (Andy) of Calera, Alabama; granddaughters, Beth Phillips and Alyssa Weas; grandson, Russell Weas; brother, Ron Weas; sister, Susie Campbell; and 3 great grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 3 p.m. in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 839 16th St, Calera, Alabama 35040.


  1. Ashlee Smith on December 24, 2018 at 11:58 am

    My father was the kindest man. So intelligent & insightful. I love him so much, and I know how much he loved me. I cannot wait to welcome him back, very soon ❤️

  2. Tom and Mahealani Kitashima on December 30, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Ashlee and Andy, Mahealani knew her father of 94 years of age would finally fall asleep. But the grief she showed when I woke her up and told her he had passed away, I will never forget. Please accept our emphatic compassion for your loss. One of the things we noted in our Bible Study this past week was when Jairus’ daughter was resurrected that they “at once were besides themselves with great ecstasy.” Once she rose from the dead, it was like it never happened. We will wait with you for that day when your dad comes back. (John 5:28, 29). Warm Love, Tom and Mahealani

    • Ashlee Smith on January 13, 2019 at 11:27 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words. It’s truly something we are never prepared for. We all are anxiously awaiting that joyful time. It’s comforting to know Jehovah & Jesus are already planning how each one will be resurrected, what a grand occasion. Much love, Andy & Ashlee