The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 9, 2013

Adonis (Doni) Weathers Jr.


Adonis (Doni) Weathers Jr., age 53, of Pittsburg, Kan., passed away at 1:13 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, after an illness.

Born in Joplin, he had lived in the Joplin area most of his lifetime. Doni was a sales manager in the Fast Food and Retail Shoe businesses, until sustaining injuries in an automobile accident in 2000. He had also served in the U.S. Air Force. He attended Handy Chapel AME Church. Doni also served as a counselor for an addiction recovery center in Wichita, Kan.

Survivors include his son, Donavan Epperson, of Joplin; two daughters, Cicely Fields, of Shelton, Texas, and Ashton Jones, of Nashville, Tenn.; his mother, Phyllis Rodgers Thomas and stepfather, Marsden G. Thomas Jr., of Pittsburg; his brother, Monte Weathers and wife, Tia, of Topeka, Kan.; two sisters, Twyla Joy Weathers, of Denver, Colo., and Pepper Weathers, of Nevada, Mo.; and many extended family and friends. His father, Adonis Weathers Sr., preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Parker Chapel. Honorary pallbearers will be Irwin Palmer, Stratton Epperson, Gary (Cat) Johnson, Michael Hill, Keith Wilson and Ernest Givens. The family will receive friends following the service at the Community Center, 110 South Main Street in Joplin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Boys and Girls Club of Joplin.

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