H. Alton Weathers

Alton Weathers, 94, of Fountain Inn, husband of Helen P. Weathers for 70+ years, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019 with his family by his side.

Mr. Weathers was the son of the late John H. and Annie Mae Thomason Weathers. He was a lifelong resident of the Fountain Inn area and longtime member of Beulah Baptist Church, where he served in many capacities of church work during the years. He was called into the Army in 1943 and entered combat wartime at Omaha Beach on the Normandy Coast of France in 1944. During the war, he was involved in three of the main battles in France and Germany, receiving medals for action seen there. After returning home from the war, he owned and operated Weathers Bus Line until 1950. He then entered the postal service and was appointed Postmaster in 1960 by President Eisenhower. He served in that capacity until 1986 when he retired. He was a member of the National Association of Postmasters, beginning in 1960. He joined the Fountain Inn Masonic Lodge in 1948 and served as the Master of Lodge in 1963.

Mr. Weathers is survived by his wife of 70+ years, Helen Pressley Weathers; a daughter, Susan Weathers Power, and her husband, Rick, of Simpsonville; grandson, Barrett H. Power, and Cassie of Fountain Inn; granddaughter, Kathryn Susanne Power, of Simpsonville; three great-grandchildren, Mary Ellis, Hunter and Tanner Power all of Fountain Inn.

Funeral services will be held at Beulah Baptist Church, 1762 Greenpond Road, Fountain Inn, SC on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM, with Pastor Chris Bryan officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church starting at 11:00 AM prior to the service.

Entombment with military honors will follow in the Cannon Memorial Park Chapel Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.  

Condolences to the family of H. Alton Weathers

  • Thelma & Kirby Ballew
    5 years ago

    Mrs Helen, Barrett & Sam Paden, our hearts are broken, with the loss of Mr. Alton. He was one of the most kind, gentle and devoted people. We know that as we grieve, Mr. Alton is rejoicing at seeing our Savior, face to face. Prayers for God’s comfort as you pass through this sad time but, can be assured, someday, we can see him again. Love to all, Thelma & Kirby Ballew.

  • Ray and Barbara Brown, Fountain Inn
    5 years ago

    Rejoice, rejoice, Victory In Jesus, that is what my friend Mr.Alton is saying now. What a day this is that I am now seeing the Lord and will be able to do this forever. To all the Weathers family, we know that your hearts are breaking, but at the same time knowing that all the worldly deeds and services he rendered here are all now being rewarded. May God make smooth the path before you in the trying days ahead. “Miss” Helen you most of all will miss him for all the wonderful times that you and Mr. Alton enjoyed for the 70+ years. Now you can look forward some day to be together again , and this time it will be forever. God bless each of you. WELCOME HOME MY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT. RIP. MR. ALTON, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO YOUR FELLOW MAN.
    Ray and Barbara Brown

  • Teresa Bussey
    5 years ago

    Mrs. Helen and family. So sorry to hear about your loss. I know you will miss him as many will. But we know that he is in the presence of the Lord. Our prayers are with you all

  • Wilton & Joan Fowler
    5 years ago

    My friend Mr. Alton Weathers, I only had the privilege of knowing you since early 2014 but never has anyone had any bigger effect on me than you did in those five short years. Your mentorship, your kind words and our conversations concerning Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and our Service to our country was always something I looked forward to sharing when we had time to chat. Your gentle spirit and your devotion to family and country is unsurpassed. Your love for Ms. Helen and her love for you was evident in everything that you did, to be in your presence was a gift from God. Ms. Helen, family friends, mine and Joan’s prayers are with you during this time. We will never forget your kindness to us. I’m comforted in knowing that one Golden Day Break Jesus will come and at that time I will see Mr. Alton again and we will have eternity to celebrate around God’s Throne no more sorrow, sickness nor pain all things are passed away behold all things become new. Rest in peace my friend, prayers for your family and host of friends.

  • My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. May the true God mend your family crushed and broken hearts, and may your family find comfort in God’s promise of the resurrection. (John 6:40) Which assures us that we will see our loved ones again.

  • Wofford & Dot Satterfield
    5 years ago

    We were deeply saddened with the news of Alton’s passing. We have gone to church together and been friends for a long, long time. He was always such a Southern gentleman. We will surely miss him! Helen, we love you and are praying for you and your family at this time, and will continue to pray as time goes by. We all know he will be looking down on us, and we all can look forward to seeing Alton again.

  • Dr. Charles West
    5 years ago

    Mrs. Weathers
    I would like to send my sincere sympathy to you and your family. I did so enjoy knowing Alton for so many years. He was such a fine Southern gentleman. What a wonderful citizen and grandfather he was. I know you will all miss him.
    Dr. Charlie West

  • Jim and Rita Harrell and Katie
    5 years ago

    After being friends for over 40 years, my family and I are deeply saddened by passing of Alton. Some of the things I will miss the most are the garage meetings talking about local history and all of his past experiences. All of the neighbors passing by and joining in on all the conversations made it really special for me. I was always so impressed and proud of his service to our country knowing that he made his own mark in history. I have always admired the generation before me and their commitment to our country during WWII. Our condolences to the family but especially to Helen, as after 70 years of marriage I know will make it very difficult for her. As a good Christian man his counsel to me and my family will always be remembered.

  • Scott and Janice Holland
    5 years ago

    Susan and Rick we just learned today that Susan’s Dad had died. Please know that we are thinking about you and your family at what we know is a very difficult time. You are in our prayers.
    Scott and Janice

  • Iris W. Bearden
    5 years ago

    We want to offer our sympathy to all of Mr. Weathers’ family. He was such a fine and godly man. As pastor of First Baptist Church Fountain Inn for almost 26 years, Mike had the privilege of serving in many funerals with Mr. Alton over the years.

    We were interested to read in Mr. Alton’s obituary that he served at Omaha Beach. Mike’s father was in the navy and served at Utah Beach during the D-day Invasion on a landing craft. The men of their generation served our country honorably and we owe them a great debt that can never be repaid.

    We are thinking of you and praying for your family.

    Much love,
    Mike and Iris Bearden

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