George Jackson “Butch” Weatherford, age 73, of Piney Grove Community passed from this life on Monday, January 23, 2017 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

George was born on July 17, 1943, in Covington, Ky to the late Lincoln Aldon and Anna Marie Cole Meece. He was a retired mechanic with Ready Mix and former welder at Lear Sieglear. George enjoyed fishing, hunting, outdoors, and cookouts with family. George was a member of Piney Grove United Baptist Church # 1 where he was the “oldest” deacon and loved to serve the Lord.

George is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty Whitis Weatherford; sons, Bobby Whitis, of Somerset, Jackie (and Melinda) Weatherford, of Mt. Victory, KY, Ricky (and Shirley) Weatherford, of Burnside, KY; daughter, Katrena Stogsdill, of Eubank; brother, Lincoln Aldon “Buddy” Meece Jr., of Somerset; sisters, Brenda Smith, of North Dakota, Melda (and Danny) Jones, of Nancy, KY, Sharon (and Gary) Stogsdill, of Somerset, KY, Kathy Akin, of Somerset; grandchildren, Ashley (and Micky) Calhoun, Kody Weatherford, Allen (and Jennifer) Price, Chris (and Jessica) Price,

Nathan Whitis, Shawn (and Tiffany) Whitis, Sumer Weatherford, Devin Weatherford; great grandchildren, Krista Calhoun, Alexis Chaney, Lily Calhoun, Abbinee Price, Alex Price, Jayden Price, Brett Whitis and several nieces, nephews, extended family and a multitude of friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Amber Meece and a grandson, Kyle Weatherford.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home and on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. till time for service at Piney Grove United Baptist Church # 1.

Funeral service will be Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Piney Grove United Baptist Church # 1.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the George Jackson “Butch” Weatherford memorial fund, c/o Southern Oaks Funeral Home, 2110 West Hwy 914, Somerset, KY 42503.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.