The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

February 15, 2014

John Wales

The News Courier

— John Walker Wales, 47, of Elkmont passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Huntsville Hospital. Mr. Wales was born April 29, 1966, in Morgan County to Marvin Lester Wales and Kathleen Brooks Wales.

Services for Mr. Wales are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Athens City Cemetery with David Cox and Robert Fudge officiating.

Visitation is 9-10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his mother, Kathleen Wales; sister, Susan Gilbert and husband Phil; brother, Bill Wales and wife Susan.

He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Lester Wales; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brooks and Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Wales.

Pallbearers are Jimmy Wales, David Ruf, Alan Gilbert, Ben Wales, Tom Wales and Sam Wales. Honorary pallbearers are John’s Caregivers at Sanders Street Home and the Birdie Thornton Center.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Birdie Thornton Center.

Sign the online guestbook at