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Arthur Bennett Weatherford

October 16, 1947 August 29, 2019
Arthur Bennett  Weatherford
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Obituary for Arthur Bennett Weatherford

Arthur Bennett Weatherford, 71, of Oak Ridge, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Methodist Medical Center after a courageous battle with myelodysplasia syndrome.
He was born October 16, 1947 in Knoxville, TN, the son of Ralph Herbert Weatherford and Vivian Lucille Bennett Weatherford.
Bennett graduated from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in 1968 and immediately joined in the family business, Weatherford Mortuary with his mom and dad.
He was an avid fisherman with crappie being his favorite catch and meal! Before neck, back and shoulder surgeries, he also loved the game of golf and spending time with his friends visiting golf courses all around the area, Alabama and the Dominican Republic. He was known for his quick wit and sense of humor.
He was a member of Robertsville Baptist Church, Faith Masonic Lodge #756, Kerbela Temple and Scottish Rite.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Paul Weatherford and niece Morgan Paul.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years and partner in business, Sandra Morgan Weatherford; Sons, Chad Weatherford and fiancé Jessica Bowman and Erik Weatherford and wife Julie; 2 granddaughters whom he adored, Esther Weatherford, a freshman at ORHS and Ursula Weatherford, a fourth-grader at Linden Elementary School; sisters, Joy Katz and Ralphine Weatherford; and step-father H. D. Minish. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including special nephew, Brandon Paul, of Lithia Springs GA whom he helped to raise.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September, September 3, 2019 from 5 – 7:30 pm at Weatherford Mortuary. A Masonic service will follow at 7:30 and the funeral will begin at 7:45pm with Dr. Brian Scott officiating. Family and friends will meet on Wednesday at 11:30am at Oak Ridge Memorial Park for a graveside service. Memorials can be made to Robertsville Baptist Church, 251 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.


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Visitation

Tuesday

3

Sep

5:00 PM 9/3/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:30 PM 9/3/2019 7:30:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Weatherford Mortuary
158 South Jefferson Circle Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Masonic Service

Tuesday

3

Sep

7:30 PM 9/3/2019 7:30:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Weatherford Mortuary
158 South Jefferson Circle Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Funeral

Tuesday

3

Sep

7:45 PM 9/3/2019 7:45:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Weatherford Mortuary
158 South Jefferson Circle Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Graveside Service

Wednesday

4

Sep

11:30 AM 9/4/2019 11:30:00 AM
Oak Ridge Memorial Park

1501 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Meet at the graveside in the Garden of Prayer

Oak Ridge Memorial Park
1501 Bethel Valley Road Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

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Robertsville Baptist Church

251 Robertsville Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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