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In Memory of

Madison Melvin Weeks

November 2, 1934 - May 17, 2017

Obituary


Madison Weeks, 82, the son of Ethel and Emmett Weeks, was born and lived most of his life in Jacksonville. He passed away May 17, 2017 in Jacksonville. He graduated from The Bolles School in 1952 and attended the University of Florida. He served two years in the U. S. Army in California.

In 1960, Madison and his partner, Hugh Thomas opened The Kennel Shop on St. Johns Avenue in Avondale, a successful business they owned for 44 years. He and Hugh bred over 120 American Kennel Club Champions. One of their Smooth Fox...

Madison Weeks, 82, the son of Ethel and Emmett Weeks, was born and lived most of his life in Jacksonville. He passed away May 17, 2017 in Jacksonville. He graduated from The Bolles School in 1952 and attended the University of Florida. He served two years in the U. S. Army in California.

In 1960, Madison and his partner, Hugh Thomas opened The Kennel Shop on St. Johns Avenue in Avondale, a successful business they owned for 44 years. He and Hugh bred over 120 American Kennel Club Champions. One of their Smooth Fox Terriers sired 48 champions and they owned and showed the number two Greyhound in the country. One of their dogs is presently the top winning Smooth Fox Terrier in the United States and the off spring of another won the Best Smooth Fox Terrier at the World Dog Show in Moscow last year.

After retirement, Madison continued showing dogs and was also an American Kennel Club Judge. He had judging assignments all over the United States, as well as Europe and China. He was President of the American Fox Terrier Club for four years.

Madison is survived by his partner, Hubert M. Thomas; his sister, Marian Weeks and her husband, Bill Lutwack of Marietta, Georgia; his devoted care giver of over three years, Ernie Tyrrell; several cousins and many devoted and loved friends.

A graveside service will be held at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, 7242 Normandy Blvd. on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

HARDAGE-GIDDENS, RIVERSIDE MEMORIAL PARK and FUNERAL HOME, 7242 Normandy Boulevard is serving the family.