John Richard Weigl, 88, of Miami passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Integris Miami Hospital. He was born on November 10, 1931 in Chetopa, Kansas to August W. and Emma Adele (Abel) Weigl. On January 28, 1952 at the United Methodist Church, Miami, Oklahoma John married the love of his life Virginia Lee Crow. He graduated from Miami High School with the Class of 1949; He went on to Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa. That is where he learned to be an aircraft and aircraft engine mechanic and flight engineer training school. He was also a very proud United States Air Force Veteran. He earned the rank of Staff Sergeant during the Korean War. He worked at Trans World Airlines, as a Flight Engineer (approximately 10 years) he became a Co Pilot, 1966 and then a Captain, April 23, 1971. John was a member of Fairland United Methodist Church, Fairland, Oklahoma: Active Member, Choir Member Conservation District, Member and Board Member (10 years), he was also a member of the Fairland Lions Club. Mr. Weigl was preceded in passing by his parents August and Emma Weigl, his wife Virginia Lee Weigl, his brothers and sisters, Artice Patricia Weigl (Fowler) McWethy, August W. Weigl, Jr., Roger Weigl, Virginia Lou Weigl, Shirley Dean Weigl Redd, Jessie Lowe Weigl along with his nieces and nephews Philip Eugene Redd, Rodney Alan Weigl, Adele Kay Weigl Davis and Karen Lea Weigl Short (deceased)
Survivors include George Earl McWethy of Miami, Oklahoma (wife, Penny) Greg Franklin Weigl, of Clovis, New Mexico (wife, Mary) Jack Dean Redd of Big Spring, Texas (wife, Evelyn) Terry L. Crow of Miami, Oklahoma (wife, Julie) NIECES: Julie Ann Weigl Beck of San Antonio, Texas (husband, Ralph R.) Fifteen Great Nieces and Nephews.
John is also survived by his loving caregivers Terry L. (Nephew) and Julie K. Crow, Miami Oklahoma, Megan (Great Niece) , Dusty and Payton Woods, Omaha, Arkansas Tara (Great Niece), Nick and Bryleigh Donatelli, Park Hill, Oklahoma Kris Housh , Director, Featherstone Senior Living, Penney Daniel, formerly of Leisure Living.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. until Service time at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Fairland with Reverend Shannon Rodenberg officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairland Cemetery with Tinker Air Force Base Funeral Honors Team providing military honors. Services are in the care of Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairland.
Casketbearers will be Jim Love, Argyl Hill, Donnie Fields, Alan Loehr, Dewayne Langley and Claude Best.
The family has asked that memorial Contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church in Fairland.
Friends and family may send the family notes of encouragement by viewing John’s Tribute Page at www.brown-winters.com.