Michael Douglas Weathers


Michael Douglas Weathers, 78, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his loving family after succumbing to an abdominal/liver tumor.

He was born Oct. 2, 1938, in Marengo, to Arthur Darrell Weathers and Wilma Irene (Hawkins) Weathers.

He married Barbara June (Litton) Weathers on Sept. 7, 1963, in Louisville, Kentucky; she survives. The couple had resided in Louisville, Kentucky, Chicago, Des Moines, Iowa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lexington, Kentucky, Farmington, Michigan, Hollow Creek, Kentucky, Blue Springs, Missouri and lastly Franklin.

He attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, with four years in metallurgical engineering, along with two years in personnel management at the University Of Louisville.

He had worked in personal management for over 40 years having worked for the University of Louisville, Hartford Insurance, the City of Lexington, Kentucky, and he retired from the State of Missouri human resources department in 2003.

He was a member of Community of Christ Church in Indianapolis. Michael was a man of many talents and had a variety of jobs in his life.

He served in active duty in the U.S. Army Special Troops and the U.S. Army Soldiers Chorus.

He also served in educational programs for the Kansas City Metropolitan College in Independence, Missouri.

He was a talented singer and sang the Hallelujah Chorus at Carnegie Hall with a choir.

Surviving is his wife, Barbara June (Litton) Weathers of Franklin; a son, Douglas Warren Weathers and daughter-in-law, Lynn Weathers of Greenwood. He was the proud grandpa of his two grandchildren, Destiny and Kadin of Greenwood. He is also survived by a brother, Patrick Warren Weathers of Depauw. 

The Revs. Richard Renfrow and Val Brennan will conduct a service celebrating the life of Michael Douglas Weathers at 1 p.m. Saturday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin where the family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. Saturday until the service time. A reception will immediately follow at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Glenn Wood Hill Campground and Retreat Center, 10747 Tide Road Derby, IN  47525.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at swartzmortuary.com.

Information: 317-738-0202.