Johnny Floyd Weatherly | 1944-2019

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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Johnny Floyd Weatherly

Graveside service for Johnny Floyd Weatherly, 74, of Chico, is 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, in Chico Cemetery, officiated by Brother Thomas Mitchum.

Johnny passed away Friday, March 1, in Decatur.

Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

Johnny was born Aug. 19, 1944, in Bridgeport to Harvey and Lucille (Easley) Weatherly. Upon graduation from Bridgeport High School in 1963, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in August of 1965 and was honorably discharged in April 1971, serving our country in Trabzon, Turkey, in 1966 as a switchboard operator. In later years, back in the States, he was post commander at the VFW 10700 in Chico for a number of years.

He retired from Hanson Aggregates, formerly Gifford-Hill, in 2004 after 25 years with the company.

After retirement, Johnny started his days at Chico Mart, gathering the daily news and gossip with friends, buying and selling treasures on the radio and enjoying time with family, particularly his granddaughter Tifani Hicks. Often he could be found spending his days dancing, having quality casino time at WinStar, swimming and fishing, as well as being an avid coin collector.

Johnny was preceded in death by his parents; and brother Larry Weatherly.

He is survived by daughter Stefanie Mitchum and husband, Tim, of Chico; granddaughter Tifani Hicks and fianc , Austin McNair, of Decatur; brothers Harvey Weatherly Jr. and wife, Betty, of Chico and George Weatherly and wife, Debi, of Decatur; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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