James Joseph Weakland

Published 12:51 pm Sunday, March 27, 2022

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Mr. James Joseph Weakland, 76, passed away Monday, March 21, 2022 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

He was born in Detroit, Mich. on Oct. 8, 1945. Mr. Weakland was a loving father and grandfather. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Florida State University in criminal justice, serving Forsyth County as the longest-standing chief court counselor from 1975-1993. He brought innovation to the field as the first in the United States to be awarded a grant for electronic monitoring on juveniles in the court system and co-authored an article on the subject.

Preceding him in death were his parents, James Arnold and Edna Pearl Weakland.

Surviving: a daughter, Maribeth Duggins (Chris); daughter, Mollie Weakland; daughter, Hannah Herrington (James); son, Zac Weakland; son, Jacob Weakland; 6 grandchildren, Collier, Graham, Caroline, Henry, Judah, and Harlo.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel.

Online condolences: www.hayworth-miller.com.