- April 12, 1930 - April 12, 2017
- Tampa, Florida
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Augustine (Gus) Smythe Weekley, Jr. was born in Tampa on 12 April 1930. He died on 12 April 2017 at Melech Hospice House. He was the only child of Dr. A. S. Weekley, Sr. and Ruby Weekley. He lived in the same house from his birth to the time of his death.
After attending local elementary schools, he graduated in 1946 from his beloved prep school, Sewanee Military Academy. He then attended the University of Kentucky and Duke University. Gus was awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree by Boston University School of Medicine in 1955.
After completing surgical residency at Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, where he served as Chief surgical Resident, he completed a fellowship at the Lahey Clinic. Dr. Weekley returned to Tampa to open his surgical practice in 1961. He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. During his thriving practice, he earned surgical and operating privileges at all Tampa hospitals and served as Chief of Staff at Tampa Bay Community Hospital and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at both University Community and Tampa Bay Community Hospitals. His skill and dedication to medicine and his patients earned the love and admiration of his patients and the respect of his colleagues.
Dr. Weekley actively practiced medicine until he was accepted to law school. Dr. Weekley attended the Stetson University College of Law, graduating cum laude in 1989. Since that time, he has had a busy health law practice, wherein he combined his expertise in medicine and his knowledge of law to be uniquely qualified to understand and practice health law. He practiced with his youngest son, attorney Paul Weekley.
Dr. Weekley was also a member of the Chester Ferguson Inn of Court and relished interacting with his colleagues and sharing his experiences with law students and young attorneys. He rarely missed a meeting and cherished his fellow members. Dr. Weekley also stayed active in the medical community and was a frequent attendee or speaker at local and state medical and legal conferences.
Dr. Weekley was a lifelong learner and did not limit his interests to medicine and law. Dr. Weekley also earned his real estate license and then his broker’s license; he also earned his general contractor’s license after taking on the task of rewiring his family home. At his home he grew exotic fruits and was a member of several organizations specializing in exotic fruits. But he was not limited to the ground – he also earned his student pilot’s license.
Dr. Weekley did not use the knowledge and skills he obtained to solely enrich himself, but shared his knowledge and skills with his friends, family and colleagues. He consistently encouraged learning and continued development and the importance of remaining relevant in the workforce and in his personal life. Therefore, if Dr. Weekley’s perseverance and inquisitive mind touches you, he would be happy to know you took his desire to teach and espouse education by making a contribution of any kind to an educational institution.
Gus is survived by his wife, Marilyn Mancuso. He is also survived by JoLynn Sherouse Weekley, their daughter, Alexandra Weekley Rico and her two sons, Jean Paul and Christopher Rico, all of New Orleans; his second wife, Aldona Mary Weekley, R.N., moved to Tampa from Boston with Dr. Weekley and they opened his first medical practice together. They had two sons - Augustine S. Weekley, III, and Paul Marshall Weekley. Dr. Weekley is survived by his 4 grandchildren – three through Paul: Adam , Carson, and Ellis Weekley and one through his son, Augustine S. Weekley, III: Abigail Weekley.