Charles M. "Mike"
The Herald (Everett) from 4/3/2008 - 4/4/2008.
Mike, our wonderful and loving
husband, dad, friend, son and brother, passed peacefully in his sleep
into the presence of Jesus on March 31, 2008, after a very courageous
battle with cancer.
He was born June 19, 1949, in Wichita Falls, TX to Charles and Mary Jeanne
Weeks. Mike grew up in Amarillo, TX where he attended Palo Duro High School
and Amarillo College. He excelled scholastically and in sports which included
baseball, football and track. After graduation in 1967, he signed a professional
contract with the Atlanta Braves baseball team and played in their farm
system as a pitcher for 3 years.
Mike joined the Navy and proudly served his country for four years. Upon
his discharge, he moved to Mesa, AZ where he married Patricia Oglesby,
the love of his life. Mike completed his BA in Education at Arizona State
University. Both he and Patty taught for Mesa Public Schools until 1981
when they moved to Seattle where Mike completed his degree in Physical
Therapy at the University of Washington.
Mike felt a calling to the ministry in 1983 and became the Administrator
of Shorecrest Baptist Academy in Seattle and taught part time for 12 years.
He also served as Associate Pastor of Shorecrest Baptist Church and later
at Heritage Baptist Fellowship in Monroe, WA. He was also the clinic owner
and manager of Summit Rehabilitation in Sultan WA, until his death.
Mike is survived by his wife, Patricia; four sons, Stephen, Nathan, Seth,
and Timothy, of Sultan, WA; his father, Charles and mother, Jeanne, of
Amarillo, TX; brother, Mark and his wife, Gayle, of Elkhart, KA; sisters,
Janet, of Amarillo, TX, and Sheri and her husband, Sam, of Edmond, OK;
also nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2008, at
IOOF Cemetery on Old Owen Rd in Monroe, WA. A Celebration of Life service
will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Mountainview Christian
Fellowship; 211 6th St. Sultan, WA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to
"Mike Weeks Memorial Fund" at Heritage Baptist Fellowship; PO
Box 1090 Monroe, WA 98272.