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307 South Palm Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177
Phone: (386) 325-4521
Walter Weigel

Walter Weber Weigel

Saturday, September 5th, 1925 - Sunday, February 24th, 2019
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Dr. Walter Weber Weigel, the “Elkton Flash”, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the age of 93. Walter was born on a potato farm in Elkton, FL on September 5, 1925. When all the chores were done, he spent his spare time hunting, fishing and frogging with his friends. He spent two years in the Navy during WWII. After the war ended, he went to the University of Florida and then on to Emory University where he got a degree in internal medicine with a specialty in cardiology. While in medical school he was set up on a blind date with Carolyn Elkins. They began a love affair that lasted 65 years and were blessed with 5 daughters. Walter and Carolyn moved to Palatka, FL in 1959 where he set up his medical practice. Over the years he served on the board at Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, was a founding member of Christ Independent Methodist Church, and was involved in many philanthropic endeavors in the community. After retiring in 1986 Walter enjoyed traveling, fine dining and a good margarita. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, and friend to many.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn Weigel, 5 daughters, Sharon Bloom (Malcolm), Kathy Jones (Wesley), Fran Parker (David), Jan Stafford (Trey) and Susan Zellers (Craig), 12 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren with another on the way.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Christ Independent Methodist Church with Pastor Michael Hudson and David Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Palatka Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Christ Independent Methodist Church, 4078 Silver Lake Dr., Palatka, FL 32177 or Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, 380 Boys Ranch Rd., Palatka, FL 32177.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Walter’s Book of Memories page at .
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 11:00am
    Christ Independent Methodist Church
    4078 Silver Lake Drive
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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    Bro. Michael Hudson
    David Parker
  • Interment

    Palatka Memorial Gardens
    4070 Silver Lake Drive
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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Margaret Melzer

Posted at 06:26pm
Dearest Mrs. Weigel, Kathy, Sharon, Fran, Jan, and Susan, we are so saddened to read about the loss of your precious Dr. Weigel. Please take comfort in the knowledge that he is in Heaven with his Lord. You all are in our hearts and prayers.

With love,
Margaret, Elfriede, Herman, Herman, Jr., Ingrid, Jay, and the Melzer Families

Walter & Janel Hawkins

Posted at 05:17pm
We send our sincere condolences to the Weigel family. We pray that each and every one of you will be comforted to know that your loved one is with his maker for eternity. We will all miss him and will cherish our fond memories of him always. May God be with you in your sorrow and keep you close during those sad times. Our love to each of you from Walter and Janel Hawkins.

Patrisia Magallon

Posted at 11:28am
We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. With deep sympathy, we share your sorrow, after the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us. May God give you the strength to endure the pain you are going through and may he embrace you and comfort your family during this difficult time."Jesus said to her: 'I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.'"-John 11:25


Posted at 01:58am

Patti and Warren Hersch

Posted at 08:16am
Our sincere condolences are being sent to the entire Weigel family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Hugs and much love to you all.

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