WEAKLEY, Robert M.  June 22, 1946 – March 26, 2016
Bob was taken from us too soon after a very brief illness. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky to parents Lucas Marshall Weakley and Ruby (Pottinger) Weakley Gaudette. (Daughter of Robert E. Lee Pottinger, married Lucas 12-31-1938 in Boston, KY) His family moved to West Palm Beach in early 1952, having relatives here since 1911. Bob attended local schools in his early years and played Little League. When he was a kid, he had his baseball signed by a young Hank Aaron. He remained a lifelong baseball fan. High School years were at Berry Academy in Georgia, where he worked on campus to help pay his tuition. Bob felt his years at Berry had a profound and positive effect on him as a person. He attended reunions and stayed connected with fellow alumni. The Air Force was Bob's next step. He was stationed in Germany, Montana, and a tour of duty in Vietnam. This was followed by a thirty—three year career in law enforcement beginning with Palm Beach Police Department and retiring from Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office. Bob earned his pilot's license and worked in the Sheriff's Aviation Unit. Flying was also a personal enjoyment for him. He was elated to pilot a plane in the Outback of Australia. He enjoyed travel with his family and planned the best trips; the first one was the original "Vacation“. Never one to be idle, Bob was always building, repairing, helping someone or working on an issue. Bob loved animals and always had pets. He had a circle of friends of many years and caring newer friends, who were there for him and are here for us now. Bob is loved and missed by his wife, Kathleen and daughters, Kathe and Dina Lang, who are so grateful that he was such a special part of their lives. He is also survived by a sister, Cherry Staab (Bob) and nieces, Leslie Schultz (Rick) and Carole Baldwin (Kevin) and their families in Ohio. Kathleen, Kathe and Dina express appreciation to each of you for your cards, calls and expressions of sympathy. A casual Celebration of Bob's Life will be held on Saturday, April 30th at 11:00AM at the First Presbyterian Church of North Palm Beach, Fellowship Hall, 717 Prosperity Farms Road.  To express condolences and/or make donations: Visit
Published in The Palm Beach Post from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2016

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